Ziggy Alberts unveils new release 'Friends Edition'

Ziggy Alberts, independent Australian singer-songwriter, announces his latest project, 'Friends Edition'. A collaborative, artist-community-driven album release that showcases a unique reimagination of Alberts’ songs by some of his closest and most talented friends.

This collaborative album celebrates the artistic contributions of nine incredible artists from all around the globe, each of whom lends their creative prowess to produce their take on his beloved fan favourites.  

Reflecting on the inspiration behind the project, Ziggy Alberts shares, "Over the last decade, I’ve been lucky to have made some really good friends who also happen to be some of my favourite songwriters and musicians. And over the years, I’ve curated a playlist called 'My Friends' on Spotify - which consisted of their songs. It was from this playlist and a coffee conversation with my sister that the idea for 'Friends Edition' was born. Now nine of my musician friends have taken my songs, turned them into something of their own, and a whole new dimension has appeared... [These are] people I truly appreciate and respect as musicians, songwriters and friends. I think this genuine touch takes this album's collaborative spirit to another level.”

Alberts’ proudly presents a collective of exceptional talent, who have come together on his ‘Friends Edition’ project.

Gracing this collaboration is Emily Brimlow, the Canadian-born pop-soul singer-songwriter whose whimsical beachy vocals take listeners on a uniquely reflective musical journey.

Garrett Kato, a platinum-certified artist born in Canada but now based in Australia, is renowned for his dynamic pursuits as a producer, unfiltered songwriting, and masterful arrangement skills. Notably, Kato also co-produced on Alberts' iconic 2018 album, "Laps Around The Sun."

The talented Aussie indie folk duo, Hollow Coves lend their talent the project. Their music is a rich amalgamation of reflective storytelling, harmonious vocals, and earthy melodies; they transport audiences to a realm of musical bliss.

Harrison Storm, hailing from the picturesque Mornington, Victoria, enchants with his soulful vocals and exquisite finger-picked guitar skills, drawing comparisons to revered contemporary Ben Howard.

Younghearted, a Finnish trio recognized for their soft-pop, acoustic-driven music and electrifying live shows. Their outstanding talent garnered them a nomination for Band of the Year at the prestigious Finnish Grammy Awards in 2020.

Also featuring on the project is Maddy May, an independent Australian artist from Philip Island who is embarking on an exciting journey of artistic growth and exploration. Her commitment to pushing musical boundaries and connecting with her ever-expanding fan base is evident in her evolving sound and captivating performances.

Allow yourself to be swept away by the rhythmic prowess of Bobby Alu, a Samoan/Australian maestro whose smooth feels and harmonies evoke the sensation of sipping a cocktail as the sun sets on a balmy evening.

Adding to the lineup is the acclaimed Australian singer-songwriter and touring troubadour Kim Churchill. Known for his laidback folk style, Churchill's music continues to resonate with an ever-growing fanbase, as evidenced by his platinum-certified 2023 release, "Window to the Sky," and gold-certified 2017 hit, "Second Hand Car." Churchill is set to support Ziggy on a North American tour this July.

Rounding out this stellar lineup is Tay Oskee, yet another remarkable Australian singer-songwriter, offers his talent to the project. In his own music, Oskee weaves heartfelt lyrics reflecting his past, present, and future experiences, drawing inspiration from living amongst the Yolngu people of North East Arnhem Land, the tropical beauty of his hometown Mission Beach, and the irresistible allure of the horizon.

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