ALBUM REVIEW: Liv.e – Girl in the Half Pearl | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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Released: 10.02.23







With its heady melange of glitchy grooves and neoteric flourishes, reinvention is the name of the game on Liv.e‘s sophomore LP. A mere 18 months after garnering plaudits for her winningly retro-futurised debut, the genre-defying chanteuse near-wholly eschews the granular lo-fi textures of Couldn’t Wait To Tell You for an audaciously expansive digi-tonality, revealing a deft knack for mercurial virtuosity.

Couching alluringly intimate lyrics in emotionally unfiltered diarism, Liv.e wields her airy vocals like a superpower, effortlessly striking the sweet spot between ethereal melodies and earthy harmonies. Whilst its overabundant gaggle of electro-kissed filigree can admittedly feel at times chaotic, by and large, Girl In The Half Pearl never feels anything short of distinctly intuitive and meticulously composed. Catch a vibe!


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