In a music landscape rooted in ego and ambition, Ziggy Alberts is a tonic. An artist who never went looking for notoriety – but ran into it inadvertently as his songs filtered through the firmament, enchanting legions of fans along the way. A singer-songwriter and author, Alberts’ genuine grassroots story and captivating live performances have seen him deservedly become one of Australia’s leading artists and troubadours.
Like the man, his songs are deeply revealing and intimate: explorations of love, friendship and connection with the natural environment. Having released eight records, founded his independent label Commonfolk Records, a publishing house and played sold-out tours across the globe, Alberts’ music has amassed millions of fans worldwide and won countless accolades.
His latest album Searching For Freedom celebrates the next chapter in the evolution of Ziggy Alberts. The 12-track record is an exploration into some of humanity’s most heartfelt and complex emotions, translated into beautiful simplicity by Alberts’ capable hands. In his own words, the album is “an expression of an adventure that I’ve realised will last a lifetime”.