Liberty_C. is the inspiring creative persona of Austrian singer/songwriter Katja Cruz. Regular readers of The Static Dive were first introduced to Cruz in January upon the release of her single “Time to Grow.” That song introduced a diversely talented singer with an uplifting sound. She delivered a hopeful message to a world that was slowly rising from the ashes of a terrible year.
In April, Liberty_C. followed with her debut full-length album “Free to Be Me.” Once again the singer brought the positive vibes on an 11-song collection of personal tales of love, empowerment and growth. With each release she mixes classic Pop and Jazz moods with organic and electronic instrumentation to create her own unique groove. At the heart of the sound is a skilled singer who infuses her songs with equal parts soul, style and sincerity.
“New Horizons (I’m Ready)” is the latest single from Liberty_C., released worldwide to all major streaming services on October 22, 2021. Cruz wrote and recorded the song just a short time ago when it appeared that we were finally putting the pandemic in the rearview mirror. The song carries a hopeful and joyous message of rebirth and renewal.
Katja echoes the excitement and newfound confidence of a world preparing to emerge from isolation and fear as she sings, “I feel the strength of a lion and I shine like a diamond.” Musically, “New Horizons (I’m Ready)” features a smooth Jazz/Pop ensemble. A skillful quartet of bass, drums, piano and saxophone matches Liberty_C’s optimism with the perfect balance of disciplined musicianship and feel-good improvisation.
Sadly the enthusiasm of early 2021 has been tempered by a recent resurgence of COVID and its variants. Many around the world are forced to retreat back to isolation for the time being. Touring musical artists like Liberty_C have been forced to cancel shows. Masks and social distancing are once again the norm. However, a brighter day is still on the horizon. When it arrives Katja Cruz, Liberty_C. and the world will be ready.
Check out “New Horizons (I’m Ready)” below. You can also hear the song on both the Deep Indie Songwriters and Deep Indie Jazz playlists. Follow the links below to connect with Liberty_C. Get on her socials and get ready for a brand new day.