As an artist whose voice is uniquely intertwined with accessible yet nuanced storytelling, Liyah Knight’s next chapter explores a genre-defying musical narrative through the peaks and troughs of love, honoring the all-encompassing range of emotions and experiences along the way.
Loosely guided by Kelley & Conner's 'Emotional Cycle of Change', the six-track EP sees Liyah team up with the likes of Diesel, Tasker, IAMMXO, Garret Kato and Penny Pariah, Korky Buchek and Cyrus, as she puts pen to paper navigating these myriad layers, from naivety in love and embracing the unfamiliar, through to a deeper understanding of the self. Traversing a personal, unique fusion of various sonic tones, from folk to indie-pop and more, Knight pin-points exact emotions via a journeyed bare-all approach to songwriting.
Liyah Knight says on the EP: “So, I've opened up, I've removed the layers, and I've let somebody in. Now what? Following my debut EP 'NESTING,' my sophomore project 'Traveller's Guide' explores the journey of being open to the unfamiliar; Once we strip back our layers, we are ultimately allowing ourselves to be vulnerable and to be open to new experiences. In this instance, that new experience is love. Love is exciting, love is multidimensional, and love is enlightening.”
Since the release of her debut EP, NESTING in 2020, Liyah Knight has swiftly enraptured Australian audiences, commanding their attention as a talented songwriter and musician to watch as well as a multi-talented creative director. The EP existed as a beautiful and kinetic introduction to Liyah’s genre-defying web of emotions, all grounded in her intimate and considered approach to composition and arrangement.
Liyah was quick to receive praise from triple j Unearthed and community radio upon the EP’s release, as well as support from tastemakers including Astrophe Magazine, Pilerats, Acclaim, Filter Zine, Coup de Main and more since. From the live stage, Liyah has supported Budjerah, Merci, Mercy, Stevan and Milan Ring reaffirming her presence as a dynamic and multi-disciplinary performer.
Traveller’s Guide showcases Liyah's uncanny ability for expressing what moves us in love and life with unwavering assertion, expertise and authenticity.
Listen to the new EP below:
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