LA-based, Dallas-raised artist Liv.e, announces her sophomore album Girl In The Half Pearl due February 10th via In Real Life. Paired with the album announcement, Liv.e shares her new single “Wild Animals,” co-written and produced alongside John Carroll Kirby and Solomonphonic. The track melds piano and bass loops with Liv.e’s harmonized vocals, and is accompanied by a stunning visual that Liv.e directed herself. “Wild Animals” follows the first preview from Girl In The Half Pearl, her previously-released single “Ghost” and arrives in the midst of Liv.e’s European live dates that included festival plays at Soulitude in Geneva and Le Guess Who in Utrecht earlier this month, and shows in Brussels and London tonight and tomorrow respectively.
Girl In The Half Pearl seizes on both the creative and personal liberation Liv.e has experienced in the time since her 2020 debut album Couldn’t Wait To Tell You…. The album’s 17 tracks are a document of self-examination, as she works through realizations prompted by grief and grapples with the dynamics of her role in the relationships in her life. Building upon the foundation she laid with CWTTY, Girl in the Half Pearl bares her process of growth, forgiveness and reclamation of her sense of womanhood across an immersive soundscape. The album’s artistic shifts developed during her time experimenting with live performance in London earlier this year while under residency at London’s Laylow. Vinyl, cassette and CD physical copies of the album are now available for pre-order exclusively on Liv.e’s Bandcamp: https://o-liv.bandcamp.com/music
The 24-year-old artist first garnered attention with her 2017 EP, FRANK, and 2018’s Hoopdreams EP. Over the past year, Liv.e shared the standalone Mndsgn-produced single “Bout It,” along with a COLORS performance and released CWTTY+, the deluxe version of her 2020 critically-acclaimed debut album.
Pre-order/save Girl In The Half Pearl and check out “Wild Animals” above, see album info below and her remaining European tour dates below, and stay tuned for more from Liv.e coming soon.
Girl In The Half Pearl
Upcoming EU Live Dates
11/17 – Brussels, Belgium @ Fifty Lab
11/18 – London, England @ The Lower Third