Austrian soul/pop chanteuse Liberty_C (aka Katja Cruz) is back with a brand new single and an edgier sound. Regular readers of the blog will remember the multi-talented singer/songwriter from previous singles like “Remedy” and “Queen of My Life.” A house remix of the latter was also released in collaboration with the House of Static production team (Kilo House and The Static Dive).
The multi-talented Cruz is also an accomplished and internationally-acclaimed sculptor. She was trained from an early age in multiple disciplines. Music has always played a central role in the artist’s life and work. She debuted the Liberty_C. project in 2020 with the crooner “Baby, I Miss You.”
“Honesty” is the latest single from Liberty_C, released worldwide via all major streaming services on November 25, 2022. Although she is based in Graz, Katja’s sound has always had a bit of NYC flare. “Honesty” leans in on that vibe with a Broadway meets CBGB edge, as the singer serves up a scathing takedown of “liars, traitors, parasites, secretive people, and swindlers.”
Markus Adams’ saxophone opens the track from a lonely downtown street corner. Soon the beat drops on a mid-tempo post-punk/alt-rock groove reminiscent of Ireland’s The Boomtown Rats or NY’s legendary Television. Drummer Ernesto Grieshofer maintains a steady jazz/rock simmer until Andreas Sassi Krampl puts an exclamation point on it with a smoking Jaco-inspired bass solo.
Check out “Honesty” below. You can also hear the track on the Deep Indie Dive playlist, or listen on your favorite streaming service. Follow the links below to connect with Liberty_C. Get on her socials and get in the loop on all of the music to come from this dynamic and versatile artist.