Posts Tagged ‘Liyv’

August 30, 2017
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Portland based electronic pop chameleon Liyv released her debut EP It Me last Friday. Aside from previously shared gems like Weeknight and Hot Lights, the six track enthraller also includes this dreamy pastel pop piece, We Could Be Famous. This one seems to live up to Liyv’s mantra about ‘making sad music for people who like bright colors’ even more than usual. It’s a wistful yet iridescent electro pop song dappled with soft entrancing staccato plinks and seasoned with supple enchanting, bittersweet lulling vocals. You can stream Liyv’s debut EP, It Me, in full on Soundcloud, here. Purchase from Bandcamp, here. Let its versatile assortment of electronic pop bedazzle you and tug at the sadness in your hearts.

August 16, 2017
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We’re stoked that Liyv has been releasing new tunes at a steady pace again, having been utterly enthralled by the Portland based singer songwriter’s prior such sojourns in the past. We’ve always loved the fact that Liyv likes to give us “songs for sad people who like bright colors”, since we very much fit the billing for that audience, plus the imaginative artist has a keen dexterity when it comes to giving us a versatile array of sounds in her music. We never know quite what to expect when a new Liyv song surfaces. New single Weeknight is quite the bubbly enchanting electro/future pop bouncer, with a bit of Elohim’s dreamy ethereal ambiance and some of Terror Jr’s

choppy, glitchy

whimsicality. Weeknight arrives with fabulous news for long time Liyv fans like us. A debut EP named It Me is arriving on August 25th! As we await the release, head over to Bandcamp to purchase Weeknight, here.

July 25, 2017
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It’s been a moment since we last heard from Portland based singer songwriter Liyv. Her song a month series ended last year, and we’ve been wondering when we’d hear from her again. Hot Lights is her first release of 2017, and it’s a truly effervescent future pop and bubbly carbonated electronic pop jewel. The fluorescent soundscape on Hot Lights is like a mix of Felix Snow with Cashmere Cat. The single is our first taste from Liyv’s forthcoming EP, expected to arrive later this year. The pastel flickering bop is available for purchase from Bandcamp, here.

November 2, 2016
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MOOSIQ MOSAIC : 10.31.2016

Featured music – October 31st, 2016

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November 1, 2016

I count myself lucky that I live in a day and age when talented musicians are able to gift us some splendid treats on a monthly basis. It adds suspense and excitement to our mundane lives as we look forward to the next treasured gem. One such artist in the midst of a fantastic series is Seattlelite Liyv, a self proclaimed pastel pop artist who melted us many times over with her intricate and dexterous compositions. The latest addition to her song a month series is a bubbly effervescent tune named Laser Eyes. It’s as if Ofelia K, Kiiara, and Lenka linked up for a whimsical confection. This playful artistic brand of candied coated, radiant glowing pop is incredibly addicting, and it comes along with an perky captivating music video. Laser Eyes is the tenth song in Liyv’s “One Song A Month” project, and it’s available for purchase from Bandcamp. You can listen to the series’ prior songs on Soundcloud.

July 24, 2016
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MOOSIQ MOSAIC : 07.23.2016

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July 23, 2016
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Self proclaimed pastel pop artist, Liyv, has been releasing a steady stream of marvelous gems this year. Her dreamy pop, which she describes as “songs for sad people who like bright colors”, is ethereal enchanting and fleecy entrancing. Now You Say You Love Me is a sweetly melancholic, gossamer drifting new jewel from Liyv’s One Song A Month series. It twinkles gently, a wistful lullaby whose delicate effervescence evokes Odesza, Cashmere Cat, and Kiiara alongside a tenderness reminiscent of WET. Now You Say You Love Me can be purchased from Bandcamp (name your own price).

July 6, 2016
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MOOSIQ MOSAIC : 07.04.2016

Featured music – July 4th, 2016

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July 5, 2016
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In the past few months, Seattle artist Liyv has captured my heart with her music. Her “songs for sad people who like bright colors” presents us with an enchanting pastiche of dream pop and electronic pop. Olivia Holman’s latest song, V Lonely, is just as gorgeous a gem as ever. V Lonely is delicately brittle and beautifully wistful. Despite it’s ethereal aura, V Lonely feels very intimate, like a sincere and revealing heart-to-heart. There’s a sweetened tenderness to V Lonely that evokes the likes of Lenka and Ingrid Michaelson, but paired with the chime laden future pop bewitchment of Odesza, Kiiara, and Ryn Weaver. V Lonely is the sixth track from Liyv’s “One Song A Month” project, and suffice to say, this series is turning out to be quite splendid indeed. I find myself once again looking forward to next month’s new song. You can re-visit Liyv’s prior songs or download V Lonely at Soundcloud.

April 29, 2016
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Liyv, who likes to make “songs for sad people who like bright colors”, effortlessly captured my heart through my ears when I encountered the Seattle based project’s dreamy pop song Heat. She continues to hold it a willing prisoner with delicate new gem Splintered Arms. Olivia’s exquisitely brittle vocals are beautifully bewitching on the softly glitching, ethereally floating electronic pop song. Splintered Arms stops time with its wispy beauty, its feathery beats dropping like tranquil yet sensual raindrops. The twinkling song is the latest reveal from Liyv’s ongoing song a month series. To be honest, I’m incredulous that the buzz on Liyv hasn’t blown up exponentially yet, considering her magical sound. Watch her music video for Splintered Arms below, and let it take you to a world of dark woeful enchantment. You can download the song from Liyv’s Soundcloud.