Ziggy Alberts spent some time in the iconic Abbey Road Studios in London last year and the result is a gorgeously intimate acoustic blend of poetry (lifted from his book brainwaves) and lyricism – pairing both of Alberts’ writing styles in seamless form.
A Postcard from London takes its cues from his personal experience in the city, while stripping back a handful of his already released songs to their bare-boned acoustic core. Opening on “Camden”, a fleeting spoken word poem which hones in on appreciating something – anything – in all of its many faces, Alberts sets the tone for the EP from the get go.
The selection of tracks chosen span his thematic repertoire. From cautious love in the first alternative version of fan favourite “Runaway”, to the human condition and the complexity of life in this ever-shifting world (“The Sun and the Sea” and “Don’t Get Caught Up”), right round to good old fashioned love in “Rewind”.
The whole EP is hinged on acoustic simplicity. Rich, varied vocals and full-bodied acoustic guitar bring an intimate quality to every track. His second poem, “Tree Watching”, sits like a punctuation mark in the middle of the EP, contemplating the branching human trajectory – and Alberts’ once again exhibits a flair for storytelling and truth, brimming with authenticity.
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Feature pic by Janneke Storm