Directed by the ARIA & ACS award-winning Allan Hardy and Josh Weier, this 1940s stylised video unfolds in a picturesque country hall. The uncomplicated feel-good story features subtle ‘Notebook-esque’ undertones and cinematic dance moments, capturing the essence of the “heartbeat” track – “finding resolution in the common thread of all good things – love” as Ziggy describes.
Upon the single release, “heartbeat” was premiered on Under the Radar Magazine (US) and Wonderland Magazine (UK) and received praise from Spindle Magazine (UK). In its first week, the single debuted at #20 on the AIR Single Charts for Independent Labels and #20 on the Apple Music Australian Singer-Songwriter chart.
“heartbeat” is the latest track from Ziggy Alberts forthcoming fifth album “searching for freedom” – out 19 March 2021. The album marks a new chapter in the evolution of Ziggy Alberts and “heartbeat” gives us an exciting glimpse into the tones of his progressive journey.
With over 1.59 million monthly listeners on Spotify alone, show sizes on the continuous rise and praise from publications like Billboard Magazine, American Songwriter and Clash UK, there is no doubt 2021 will be Ziggy Alberts’ year.
Ziggy 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 is giving us a glimpse into his new era of music with his emotive single ‘heartbeat’. Diving into the topic of love, Alberts beautifully explores the complexities of relationships with his captivating storytelling. From his warm vocals to his earnest lyrics ‘heartbeat’ is a record that will leave you floating through the clouds.” – Spindle, UK
“In keeping with Ziggy Alberts’ style, “heartbeat” is a piece of easy-going acoustic pop. It is a simple and timeless formula but one Alberts pulls off to great effect. With an exceedingly smooth croon, gently fingerpicked guitar, and a hint of steady percussion, the track isn’t breaking his folk-tinged mold, but 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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