Words: Dylan Murphy
The neo-soul innovator is crossing the Atlantic for a performance in the capital.
Dallas, Texas singer and producer Liv.e has announced a forthcoming live show in The Workman’s Club on Wednesday 24 May.
In the past five years, Liv.e has performed alongside Earl Sweatshirt, made an appearance on COLORS and made good on the promise of her early release with her critically-acclaimed debut Couldn’t Wait To Tell You…
Having grown up in a family of musicians and being introduced to music through church, it’s no surprise that gospel and soul has had an influence on her music. “The older I got, the more I realized how much church actually played into my life,” she says. “Both musically as well as building the spiritual basis that’s been so important to my growth.”
This year, Liv.e released the follow up to her 2020 debut named Girl In The Half Pearl. It takes the experimental production and vocal deliveries to a new level and cements her position as one of the acts at the forefront of innovations in neo-soul. “I was going through a lot of dark, traumatic shit. A lot of loss,” she recalls. “This album is really like a diary for me, the death of my past self and a bunch of other things I had to let pass on, to be able to elevate where I am right now.”
“I started seeing the reality of my relationships, recognising how easily I could be used and manipulated. I was vulnerable to the wrong people, but I had to learn that the really fucking hard way,” Liv.e explains. “So I started slowly creeping into having these realisations, and I started writing a lot.”
Tickets start at €20 and are on sale now via Foggy Notions.
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