After just over a year since the release of his stunning album ‘searching for freedom’, Australian singer-songwriter Ziggy Alberts has just announced the release of his forthcoming album ‘Roadmaps’. Featuring on this album is the latest single from Ziggy, ‘The Sun & The Sea’, collaborating with Canada’s Juno award-winning artist Donovan Woods.

Bouncing between Ziggy and Donovan’s harmonious melodies ‘The Sun & The Sea’ delves into the themes of counterculture and society’s stubbornness to ignore others’ opinions when they don’t agree with our own. The message of the song is to remember we are all only human, that we all have a lot to learn, and we shouldn’t be so quick to silence others. Ziggy has a common theme to explore some of humanity’s more complex emotions, painting topics rarely talked about into beautifully crafted folk tracks.

Talking about his experience working with Donovan Woods, Ziggy says, “Sometime last year, I discovered Donovan’s music and I immediately became a fan. We actually got talking because I put one of his songs on a personal playlist of mine and I proceeded to slide into his DM’S after he left a comment (haha). Everything about this collaboration has been so natural. When I wrote ‘The Sun & The Sea’ it had tinges of Donovan’s melodic vibe, so we got on the phone, and I sent him the track to potentially work on together. From the first time I heard him sing “we want to be famous”, I was blown away; it felt that this was how the song was meant to be all along. Working with Donovan on this song has turned it into one of my favourite stories of all time.

Ziggy Albert’s latest single ‘The Sun & The Sea’ is out now: