At just 18 years old, Liv Dawson’s story thus far suggests that it’s always the quiet ones you have to watch out for. Having started penning and performing her own music from as young as 13, something clicked for Liv at age 16 when she wrote ‘Tapestry’: an intimate, elegantly modern torch-song, inspired by the weaving together of good and bad experiences into your life.
Method Records released ‘Tapestry’ as Liv’s debut track mid-2016 – it’s currently sitting at 3.3 million streams on Spotify. Liv’s subsequent releases ‘Still’, Reflection’ and ‘Open Your Eyes’ followed suit, sweeping up reams of global listeners by interlacing identifiable girl-next-door confessionals with contemporary electronica. It’s a sound that continues to evolve as Liv does, but one she is making very much her own as we move into 2017.
Assisted by mentor-like collaborators Jimmy Napes, Tobias Jesso Jr, Bruno Major, SG Lewis and Disclosure – notably with Guy’s production ears on last single ‘Open Your Eyes’, and now both Lawrence brother’s sprinkling their dance dust on new single ‘Searching’, which Liv describes as follows:
“I wrote Searching about an old crush I had and they kept slipping away from me, you know when you’re desperately trying to make more of a relationship which isn’t there and searching to find a way to move it forwards? I was in the studio with Disclosure and Jimmy Napes working on ideas when the boys came up with the beat, the song came out of that. I can’t wait to play it to everyone at my Omeara show in February and at festivals across the summer.”