Unconventional singer-songwriter Miriam Lieberman has today announced her sophisticated new single Infinite We Are, a beautiful track about the power of imagination, out today, May 7. The stunning song is accompanied by a sweet, colourful animated clip by artist Aidan Judd. Infinite We Are is the first taste of Miriam’s upcoming album Just Transforming, created during the tumultuous year of 2020, set for releae on May 28. To celebrate the release, this captivating artist will take her trio on the road around New South Wales, kicking off at The Rhythm Hut in Gosford on May 7, then moving through Wauchope, Wingham, Blue Mountains and Marrickville before wrapping at The Base in Newcastle on June 26.
There is something otherworldly about Infinite We Are. The track feels evocative of classic songwriters and storytellers Joni Mitchell and Paul Simon, but there is a unique element to the tone and delivery of the music and lyrics that is almost indescribable. Magical harmonies, sweeping strings and a reverent, delicate arrangement characterise this song and it’s easy to get lost in its soft power. Speaking on the inspiration behind Infinite We Are, Miriam explains, “This song is about the power of imagination. It’s about sharing our dreams, stories and imaginings as a way to go beyond our own limitations, and the benefit of dreaming.” The clip for Infinite We Are encapsulates this perfectly – a dreary black and white world is peppered, and eventually overcome with colour as the song progresses. The animation is sweet, endearing and beautifully reflective of the power of this song, as Miriam describes, “I had an idea that I wanted the video to begin in black and white, with a feeling of separation and alienation that through the characters allowing themselves to dream would turn into a colourful, nature inclusive space were the characters reconnected with each other.”
Infinite We Are is just a taste of what to expect from Lieberman’s new album Just Transforming. These songs feel like lullabies as the antidote to the stresses of modern daily life; the title track encourages the listener to continue changing and growing, and songs like Little Bird offer thoughtful insight into the passing of time and cycle of life. These are grand themes, and they are presented beautifully through breathtaking strings arrangements – featuring Miriam herself on the kora, a 21-stringed African harp – intricate, developed vocal melodies and gentle, rolling percussion. Reflecting on the process of making Just Transforming, Miriam says, “In this crazy past year of uncertainty, I’ve come back to my songwriting after a hiatus of becoming a mum. The result is an album of new songs about our incredible and fragile planet, about becoming a mum, about imagination and about our need for each other. It’s my intention to empower and uplift people with this music.”
This is a collection of songs meant to be experienced live, with Miriam’s unique lineup of strings and kora, plus gorgeous three part harmonies from her trio. Luckily for audiences in New South Wales, there are plenty of opportunities to catch Miriam Lieberman
and her trio live throughout May and June this year.
Infinite We Are is out on May 7. Just Transforming is out May 28.
Praise for Infinite We Are:
“‘Infinite We Are’ is an enthralling, intoxicating piece of blissful wonder” – Rolling Stone
“Stylish, polished folk that hints at colonial times, yet also features feathery-soft strings that evoke hauntingly beautiful memories to mind, Miriam Lieberman’s latest single ‘Infinite We Are’ is a mesmerising ride that vibes Kate Bush, but also sounds completely modern” – SCENESTR
MIRIAM LIEBERMAN JUST TRANSFORMING NSW TOUR
SUN 9 MAY |WINGHAM PRESBYTARIAN CHURCH, WINGHAM NSW | ALL AGES SINGLE LAUNCH
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SAT 15 MAY | HYDRO MAJESTIC BALLROOM, BLUE MOUNTAINS , NSW | ALL AGES SINGLE LAUNCH
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SUN 30 MAY | DJANGO CAMELOT, MARRICKVILLE , NSW | ALL AGES ALBUM LAUNCH
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SAT 26 JUN | THE BASE, NEWCASTLE, NSW | ALL AGES ALBUM LAUNCH
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