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Busking her way to superstardom, 23 year old pop songstress Liv Harland enjoyed a huge and unconventional breakthrough in 2021. Now, she is stepping away from the retail centre and onto the radio waves as she shares her official debut single 'Letters' via frtyfve.
‘Letters’ is a very natural progression for the young artist. Its poignant themes of regret and love lost adds a fresh dimension to her big-hearted viral moments, while its timeless song structure also makes it perfectly suited for live performances. But the song is also infused with an inventive range of modernist pop production flourishes, which helps translate her natural and hugely engaging performance to the world of streaming.
“It’s been over a year since I released new music and I’m so proud to come back with this single! Heading over to Copenhagen to record with Cutfather was a highlight to my 2021 and now I’m ready to show the world what I’ve been working on. I hope you guys love it as much as I do. This song is for anyone who let go of their past and got over an ex.”
Liv Harlands' busking performances have shown her ability to create emotionally engaging memorable IRL moments with people from all walks of life. Remarkably, several of those moments have gone viral on a huge scale, resulting in over 1.5 million followers and 28 million likes on TikTok alone. Her livestreams often attract an audience that would fill London's O2 and she achieved three of TikTok's Top 10 live moments of 2021, making her the only female artist on the list and the only artist to have multiple moments on a list which also features massive names such as Ed Sheeran and Coldplay.
She's also making a similar impact at YouTube, most notably with a video of her halting a song to help a homless man. That moment of kindness resulted in Liv joining the good karma club, as the clip was greeted by a phenomenal public reaction and is now approaching 45 million views.
Liv’s story will continue to explode in the year ahead, with further big collaborators and UK headline shows to follow.
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