LIBERTY_C.

POSITIVE VIBES AND INSPIRING FEMALE EMPOWERMENT

LIBERTY_C. is the recent Soul-Pop project of Austrian born singer and songwriter Katja Cruz.

 

Her new single "Queen of My Life" just had its video premiere on Wonderland Magazine, UK. The song will be released on all platforms on May 20th.

 

Last year she released her album "Free to Be Me" (March 26th, 2021), a duo production with Boris Schnelzer. In summer she toured with full band and then started to work on new recordings with this 4-piece formation. "New Horizons (I'm Ready)" and "Remedy" were released by the end of the year; now she's heading towards a new album.

 

Katja talks about the freedom and joy to be who we are. Further she sings about female dignity, inner and outer completeness, about love and the longing for remedy. She calls us to trust that we live in the right moment, and that it’s time for us to grow to the best version of ourselves.

 

LIBERTY_C.

Katja Cruz: commposition, lyrics, vocals, piano

Markus Adam: saxophone

Andreas Sassi Krampl: bass

Ernesto Grieshofer: drums

LIBERTY_C.

Liberty_C.'s New Melancholy Jazz Remedy

Bob Smith, The Static Dive, Dec 21, 2021

[...] “Remedy” is the latest single from Liberty_C, released worldwide to all major streaming services on December 7, 2021. The new song finds the singer’s signature optimism tempered by the realities of the day. A traditional Jazz arrangement of bass, drums, piano and sax accompany Katja and her background singers on this melancholy ballad as she pleads for a change. She longs for a remedy to the troubling ways in which, “…we treat other people, our kids and this world.” There is still hope in her message, but it has been bruised a bit. [...]"

„ICH HABE POPMUSIK MIT GANZ ANDEREN AUGEN ZU SEHEN BEGONNEN […]“

KATJA CRUZ AKA LIBERTY_C IM MICA-INTERVIEW

Die Grazer Sängerin und Songwriterin KATJA CRUZ aka LIBERTY_C. spricht auf ihrem neuen Album „Free to Be Me“ (Eigenverlag) von der Freude und Lust zu sein, wie und wer man ist. Sie fordert auf, das Leben und die Liebe zu feiern und sich zur besten Version von sich selbst zu entwickeln. Das Erstaunliche ist, dass sie das in der Sprache des Pop und R&B tut, war sie musikalisch doch bislang hauptsächlich im experimentellen Jazzumfeld unterwegs. Warum sich KATJA CRUZ dazu entschieden hat, sich musikalisch vollkommen neu zu erfinden und welche Herausforderungen sie dabei zu meistern hatte, erzählt sie Michael Ternai im Interview.

KENNST DU LADY LIBERTY?

CD-REZENSION von Ina Foscari, L!FE-Magazin, 31.03.2021

LADY LIBERTY IST DIE FREIHEITSSTATUE. EIN GESCHENK FRANKREICHS AN DIE USA. LIBERTY_C IST KATJA CRUZ. WAS DIE BEIDEN GEMEINSAM HABEN IST EINFACH ERKLÄRT: SIE STEHEN FÜR FREIHEIT UND DIE LIEBE ZU SICH, EGAL OB NATION ODER DAS INDIVIDUUM. LIBERTY_C WILL DAS MIT IHREM ALBUM „FREE TO BE ME” BEKRÄFTIGEN.

Liberty_C’s Empowering – Free To Be Me

by Bob Smith, The Static Dive, April 6, 2021

We first heard from Liberty_C in January upon the release of her uplifting single “Time to Grow”. She is the alter-ego of Austrian singer/songwriter, Katja Cruz. Cruz is an artistic and theatrical soul with an aesthetic that is one part Broadway and the other, Greenwich Village. In reality, Katja’s home is an ocean away from the streets of Manhattan. In her own historically artistic hometown of Graz, Austria, Katja created Liberty_C, a beacon of positivity and self-esteem. 

“Free to be Me” is the debut album from Liberty_C, released worldwide to all major streaming services on March 26, 2021. The 11 song collection is 36 minutes of inspiring, life affirming and soulful Pop and R&B music. Throughout the album, the singer embraces her own innate theatrical nature. And that is the whole point, to embrace our inner selves. As Katja sings on the uplifting title track, “I’ve come a long long way, and now I’m here to say I am free to be me.”

Musically the album has a lot of fun sliding between different classic eras of Pop music. From the theatrical opener to the feel good 70’s Pop and Disco grooves of songs like “I’m Enough” and “Sweet Ecstasy,” the record takes inspiration from decades of popular music. “Let’s Celebrate Love” blends a little Oldies Rock with 80’s Pop, while “Luck” builds to an anthemic peak from a simple Hip-hop beat. “Love You” starts as a simple and touching piano ballad but then builds to a lush orchestral and choral arrangement. It is a beautiful production, with each stylistic curve intentionally placed and expertly executed.

Lyrically, Liberty_C takes us on a feel good ride through all the right emotions. This record is all about living a life of healthy and loving relationships, with those around us and with ourselves. She lets us know that we are “Superheroes,” we are complete. It’s like therapy but with way better music. We ride smiling together through funk grooves, show tunes and smoky ballads, and we know there are better days ahead.