Rising Australian independent artist, Ziggy Alberts has released a laid-back and wholesome acoustic video for his latest single ‘heartbeat’, premiered on Jacaranda FM.
Stripped back to Ziggy’s signature acoustic guitar strum and raw vocals, this acoustic performance captures the sentiment of ‘heartbeat’ in a new light. As Ziggy describes it “finding resolution in the common thread of all good things – love”.
Upon the single release, ‘heartbeat’ was premiered on Under the Radar Magazine (US) and Wonderland Magazine (UK) and received praise from Spindle Magazine (UK). In its first week, the single debuted at #20 on the AIR Single Charts for Independent Labels and #20 on the Apple Music Australian Singer-Songwriter chart. To date, the track has had over 1.6 million streams since its release on 12 November.
Watch Ziggy’s acoustic version below
‘Heartbeat’ is the latest track from Ziggy Alberts forthcoming album ‘searching for freedom’ – out 19 March 2021. The album marks a new chapter in the evolution of Ziggy Alberts and ‘Heartbeat’ gives us an exciting glimpse into the tones of his progressive journey.
“Ziggy Alberts is giving us a glimpse into his new era of music with his emotive single ‘heartbeat’. Diving into the topic of love, Alberts beautifully explores the complexities of relationships with his captivating storytelling. From his warm vocals to his earnest lyrics ‘heartbeat’ is a record that will leave you floating through the clouds.” – Spindle, UK
“In keeping with Ziggy Alberts’ style, “heartbeat” is a piece of easy-going acoustic pop. It is a simple and timeless formula but one Alberts pulls off to great effect. With an exceedingly smooth croon, gently fingerpicked guitar, and a hint of steady percussion, the track isn’t breaking his folk-tinged mold, but he delivers the romantic track with an earnest passion that even the most cynical will find hard to resist.”- Under the Radar Magazine, US
“Folk-hewn but modern-facing, his work sits alongside those early Ben Howard cuts or even Jack Johnson, that kind of slick but still endearingly earnest musicality.” – Clash, UK
“For fans who’ve been following Ziggy’s career from day dot, his increasing popularity wouldn’t come as a shock. To everyone else, the Ziggy story is probably still something of a surprise. He’s a self-made success, and it’s a grassroots swell plenty of people are getting behind” – Triple J