The self-made sounds of the best grassroots Australian folk return with Ziggy Alberts’ latest offering, the breathtaking ‘heartbeat’.
‘Heartbeat’ is the latest track from self-made folk musician Ziggy Alberts, who encapsulates the blissful summers of Australia in equivalence with the first throes of love in his minimalist folk. Beginning with a simple picked pattern, the song expands and builds almost without you realising it, so that the exquisite harmonies of the chorus break like a wave, before sliding back into softer wordless vocalisations in the post-chorus.
This new single follows in the wake of an incredible past year for the independent singer-songwriter. From the conclusion of his 110+ date World Tour and a string of new releases in 2020, including singles ‘Together’ and ‘Don’t Get Caught Up’, which both appear on the Searching For Freedom album.
Ziggy’s subdued tones have in the past earned him comparisons to acts such as Ben Howard and Jack Johnson, and it’s undeniable that Alberts has similar commercial appeal, and the talent chops to go along with it.
‘Heartbeat’ is the sound of a new talent dawning on the horizon. With this track, Ziggy’s already-bright star will become brilliant – this is truly a name to look out for.