ALBUM REVIEW: Liv.e – Couldn’t Wait To Tell You | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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Released: 21.08.20






On her bewitchingly soulful debut, Liv.e (pronounced ‘Liv’) mines a rich seam of choppy samples and dusty loops to craft an organically harmonious set swathed in retro-futuristic allure. Teeming with amorphous textures and hazy flourishes, Couldn’t Wait To Tell You’s vividly immersive soundscapes flit from infectious zest to even-keeled stoicism, coolly defying easy categorisation at every turn.

Amply filigreed with lashings of sultry poesy, the 22-year-old Dallas native’s wry lyrics deftly weave a lucid melange of mildly esoteric (yet indelibly relatable) musings that drolly capture the capricious nuances of Gen-Z dalliances. The nub of this record’s myriad charms lies in the unfussy candour of Liv.e’s artistry – wielding her gossamer vocals without pedantry, she niftily dissects amorous complexities with disarming acuity.



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