A song that explores the multiple feelings that surround falling in love, Liv Li channels the fierceness of Kate Miller-Heidke and Vera Blue with her newest offering 'Under My Skin'.
The moniker of Amber Nichols, Canberra native Liv Li used to front ambient rock band Angels Are Architects. After making the move to release her own, solo material, Amber competed on the 2015 edition of 'The Voice Australia', making it all the way to Jessie J's top 3.
After releasing her 'Bloom' single earlier this year, the electro pop artist is back with 'Under My Skin' – a haunting ballad worthy of your next play list. "Falling in love is an interesting thing," begins Liv.
"All of your senses are enhanced. Every moment just feels 'more'. You become very aware of your surroundings, of nature, of little things. You spent so long thinking only of yourself and suddenly every moment is interrupted with thoughts of them. It can be all consuming.
"'Under My Skin' is a reflection of that time. It's intense but it's delicate. There's a beauty and a fragility of saying goodbye to your heart and surrendering it to someone else to carry and care for.
"Because you're really saying goodbye to a part of yourself because falling in love always changes you. The intensity is probably why we all write songs about it. But what I think is the most beautiful thing about love is to fall for that same person every day. Deliberately and purposefully."
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"I was thinking back to this time when I wrote this song," continues Liv. "I had just had a baby and decided to make the most of my maternity leave, so I packed myself and my daughter up and we hit the road. I told my manager to put me in as many sessions as he could, and he did. I just wanted to create and write.
"All of my collaborators were incredibly gracious including Michael D'rcy who produced this track and has a dog the size of me called Ghost. Think 'Game Of Thrones'. I'm sure poor Ghost had never seen a baby in his life and was quite confused by the whole thing.
"It was a beautiful time of creating and going on an adventure together with my new baby girl. After a while being on the road, probably living in track pants for way too long, baby in tow, I was missing home. 'Under My Skin' is really a yearning for home, for my partner and thinking back on that time of falling in love. Reliving those moments was a great escape and a good reminder of what I have."