Ziggy continues to prove his self-made independent artist status, amassing over 350 million streams and selling out some of Australia’s biggest capital city venues this past summer. Alberts’ recent single ‘Together’ was released earlier this year, which gave his fans a taste of what’s on the horizon. Showing no signs of slowing down, Ziggy is set to release his next single ‘don’t get caught up’ on Wednesday 24 June 2020.
Ziggy says “I wrote this song in April 2020. It was my way of expressing what I think is most important right now – to not let fear create distance between each other. I think it’s easy in these times to distance one another for having different views – when really, everyone’s trying to do the right thing. We should encourage each other to be asking questions and supporting one another to have the freedom to do so.”
In true Ziggy Alberts fashion, the songwriter subtly layers subtext upon subtext, with a melodious blues and roots tune and a catchy chorus to match. ‘don’t get caught up’ is an undeniable stuck-in-your-head track.
As a pillar in the self-funded independent Australian artists realm, Ziggy Alberts has taken his talents globally, building a dedicated grassroots following. Ziggy’s uniquely compelling storytelling abilities shine through every one of his tracks with a reflection of what he holds close to him wherever he goes: a passion for the environment and his ocean-side upbringing.
In 2019, Ziggy Alberts played over 110 shows on his ‘Laps Around The Sun World Tour’. The solo artist travelled through Europe, United Kingdom, North America, Indonesia and New Zealand, all before returning home to Australia in December, to play his biggest self-promoted, sold-out tour, to-date. This tour leg was a major career milestone, having sold out the prestigious venues - Hordern Pavilion (Sydney), Fremantle Arts Centre (Fremantle), two nights at Thebarton Theatre (Adelaide), Sidney Myer Music Bowl (Melbourne), and Riverstage (Brisbane).
Ziggy’s hugely successful album Laps Around The Sun premiered on Billboard Magazine in 2018, was awarded ‘Feature Album’ on triple j, and has since been streamed over 102 million times on Spotify alone. His single, “Love Me Now”, was nominated for 2019 APRA Song of the Year and to round out 2019, Ziggy was awarded six ARIA Gold accredited singles, two Platinum accredited singles and one Platinum accredited EP.