SINGLE REVIEW: Ziggy Alberts – Intentions (22)

Ziggy Alberts is an artist who has a growing discography of authentic tracks that are graced from humble beginnings. With the liberty of being able to release whatever he wants as he runs his own record label, this has allowed Alberts to be as sincere with his listeners as possible. His third studio album ‘Laps Around The Sun’ was an impressive collection of tracks that saw his career imploding to new heights. The Byron Bay singer-songwriter is embarking on his biggest national tour yet at the end of the year. To celebrate the huge feat, he has released a new song that lets his fans knows where he’s at mentally at the moment. 

‘Intentions (22)’ is a easy listening folk song with rap qualities that hears Alberts continually trying to grow and evolve as an artist. Described as a moment in time sort of song, this track was written after the release of his last album as he tried to make sense of what was next in his life and career. With everything blowing up career wise around him, his relationship was suffering. He reaffirms “My intentions were good for you” during the chorus as he explains the crumbling foundations and the helpless feelings he was experiencing.

With some good experimentation thrown into the mix, the downfall of this song is the execution of it all. At times his rap delivery is hard to decipher. It just needs to be smoother to transition easier with the contrast of the smooth hook. Because of that, the impact of the song is lost with the listener, which is disappointing because he was on a bold roll. 

Ziggy Alberts Australian Tour

Friday 29 November – Hordern Pavillion, Sydney *SOLD OUT*

Sunday 1 December – Fremantle Arts Centre, Perth *SOLD OUT*

Thursday 5 December – Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide 

Friday 6 December – Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide *SOLD OUT*

Saturday 7 December – Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Melbourne *SOLD OUT*

Friday 13 December – Riverstage, Brisbane 

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