Norwegian songstress LIV KRISTINE ESPENÆS has been on numerous musical adventures since her teens. The name her parents gave her means life, and this is also what she stands for, creating music in the purest, highest version of her artistic heart and mind, to live it and to share it with the world.

Her autodidactic way into music and career reflects her strong individuality and courage to create with a free artistic heart, inviting her audience to experience musical and tonal aesthetics on a highly individual and elevating level.

She rose to world-wide fame already in the early nineties with her Norwegian band THEATRE OF TRAGEDY, moreover, as a solo artist, then in the new millennium with LEAVES’ EYES and various projects. Her musical achievements are numerous, e.g. a GRAMMY AWARD nomination for the song “Nymphetamine” in cooperation with Cradle of Filth, 500.000 records sold with THEATRE OF TRAGEDY, touring more than 50 countries, including repetitive hits in the official charts with her solo releases and her follow-up band LEAVES’ EYES, as well as European club, DJ, dance, rock and alternative charts. She also lent her voice to title tracks for popular TV series like “Tatort” and “Schimanski”. LIV KRISTINE has released more than 15 full-length albums with her bands since 1995.

 

LIV KRISTINE is back, releasing her upcoming single “SKYLIGHT” in December this year, followed by a full-length album in 2020. It honors the gothic metal-rock genre and will evoke memories of “AÉGIS” – the third full-length album by THEATRE OF TRAGEDY that has helped not only LIV KRISTINE, but an entire genre to break through in the nineties. Moreover, it follows in the footsteps of LIV KRISTINE’s last release “VERVAIN” (2014). In tight cooperation with “AÉGIS” composer, Tommy Olsson, each song radiates a a unique paradigm of depth and width of sound:

“To me, aesthetics in music lies in the artist’s true and free nature of combining instruments and their chord progression with the most inspiring and interesting tonal flow, the phonetics of the words sung in the most delicate and personal singing manner, being in its expression one unique peace of manifestation coming from the artist’s heart. Music is to me a delicate dance of color-and-light, I find both balance and freedom in these energetic spheres. Music is pure elevation, sound and colors in one perfect expression, it just takes me to a higher level of passion and understanding of the whole universe and of human emotions, moreover, it has a bigger meaning, a special connection to our soul”.

The new compositions and lyrics are exactly this – highly inspired by romanticism, the many facets of life, especially unveiling those feelings deeply connected to the innermost of our souls and truest selves, moreover, the greatness and mysteries of the universe, nature, and the power of karma. With “SKYLIGHT” LIV KRISTINE is back with a highly emotional piece of music.