Independent Australian artist Ziggy Alberts reveals a new music video for his album focus track ‘chocolate’, out now!
Filmed in a heritage-listed theatre, the videos warm production tones and one-take split-screen cinematography pair perfectly with Alberts’ swooning lyrics. A track of heartache and romance, ‘chocolate’ tells a story of how fame and fortune, which is often desired for a sense of happiness, can lead to us feeling lonelier than ever.
The music video comes as the second collaboration of Alberts and ARIA & ACS award-winning director Allan Hardy. Co-starring is Alberts’ partner, Portuguese actress Joana Duarte, whose appearance helps convey the songs emotional meaning from a dual perspective.
Watch the music video for ‘Chocolate’ below
In March 2021, Ziggy Alberts celebrated the release of his fifth studio album ‘Searching for freedom’, of which ‘Chocolate‘ finds its home alongside eleven other tracks. In the first week of release, the record landed #1 on the AIR Album Chart (Independent Labels) and #5 on the ARIA Top 20 Australian Albums chart. ‘Searching for freedom‘ has received praise from the likes of American Songwriter, Atwood Magazine and Rolling Stone France.
Ziggy Alberts has been awarded ARIA Platinum certification for his tracks Gone, Runaway, Heaven, Love Me Now, Laps Around The Sun, Stronger and Four Feet in the Forest (EP) plus, Gold certifications for three tracks in his catalogue.
“Ziggy Alberts has always imbued his art with a special aura – this ineffable warm glow resonating throughout his songs – yet never before has he shined as bright or sounded as bold as he does on his fifth studio album. The coastal folk singer/songwriter turns his visceral inward focus out on society and the world at large in searching for freedom, a record whose powerful messages of sustainability, peace, justice, and understanding are sure to resonate with all who listen.”– Atwood, UK
“Heartbeat” is a piece of easy-going acoustic pop. It is a simple and timeless formula but one Alberts pulls off to great effect… 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
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