Perhaps with the taint of the heatwave still lingering, it seems prevalent that a new stylistic tendency towards tropicality has emerged. While the Hartlepool seafront might not immediately resonate images of swinging palm trees and white-sand beaches, Latin beats complimenting a tropical-house style is precisely what’s on offer from the new EP ‘SHADES‘ from North-Eastern sisterly duo LIV’n’G.
The proclaimed essence of the music LIV’n’G produce is to sustain a message of empowerment, not just to females, but to all groups of people and individuals who feel disenfranchised in some way. Coming from a stance of encouraging acceptance in society, LIV’n’G have found themselves to be a real hit among the LGBT community – performing at both the Newcastle and Coventry Pride events in 2018.
Success is a tangible commodity and, aside from having supported the likes of Vengaboys, Stooshe, Kevin Simm and Rebecca Ferguson, perhaps in their greatest success to date, LIV’n’G reached No.4 in the official UK Charts with ‘Smile’ in 2017 – a charity single in support of the Bradley Lowery Foundation – a young football fan who sadly passed away from cancer.
Of the two sisters, it’s Georgia who produces the duo’s tracks. Despite having never picked up an instrument until three years previous, she is now entirely self-taught and has played in front of crowds varying between 5,000 and 30,000 at events for TFM Radio and Metro FM. Her sister Olivia is also just as accomplished. With an impressive range and soulful tone, she invites comparisons with current artists such as Zara Larson and Jess Glynne, and is self-admittedly indebted to influences reaching as high as the likes of Ella Fitzgerald.
This new EP is evidence of the duo’s impeccable ability for producing flavoursome and funky club-ready tracks, while maintain refreshing moralistic attitudes at their core.