Ziggy Alberts continues to prove his self-made independent artist status, amassing over 350 million streams and selling out some of Australia’s biggest capital city venues this past summer, as well as playing shows and festivals across New Zealand. Alberts recent single ‘Together‘ was released earlier this year, which gave his fans a taste of what’s on the horizon. Showing on signs of slowing down, Ziggy is set to release his next single ‘Don’t Get Caught Up’ on Friday June 26.

Ziggy says: “I wrote this song in April 2020. It was my way of expressing what I think is mot important right now – to not let fear create distance between each other. I think it’s easy in these times to distance one another for having different views – when really, everyone’s trying to do the right thing. We should encourage each other to be asking questions and supporting one another to have the freedom to do so.”

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In true Ziggy Alberts fashion, the songwriter subtly layers subtext upon subtext, with a melodious blues and roots tune and a catchy chorus to match. ‘Don’t Get Caught Up’ is an undeniable stuck-in-your-head track.

As a pillar in the self-funded independent artists realm, Ziggy Alberts has taken his talents globally, building a dedicated grassroots following. Ziggy’s uniquely compelling storytelling abilities shine through every one of his tracks with a reflection of what he holds closet to him wherever he goes: a passion for the environment and his ocean-side upbringing.

In 2019, Ziggy Alberts played more than 110 shows on his ‘Laps Around The Sun World Tour’. The solo artist travelled through Europe, United Kingdom, North America, Indonesia and New Zealand, all before returning home to Australia in December, to play his biggest self-promoted, sold-out tour, to-date. This tour leg was a major career milestone, having sod out the prestigious venues – Hordern Pavillion (Sydney), Fremantle Art Centre (Fremantle), two nights at Thebarton Theatre (Adelaide), Sidney Myer Music Bowl (Melbourne), and Riverstage (Brisbane).

Ziggy’s hugely successful album Laps Around The Sun premiered on Billboard Magazine in 2018, was awarded ‘Feature Album’ on triple j, and has since been streamed over 102 million times on Spotify alone. His single, ‘Love Me Now’, was nominated for 2019, Ziggy was awarded six ARIA Gold accredited singles, two Platinum accredited singles and one Platinum accredited EP.

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