Written by Caleb Oldham
Liberty Styles blends blues standards, synths, and looping vocals to establish the pulsating framework of a song that she then tap dances over. Her live shows are frenetic, usually culminating in a communal celebration of dance. For all her stylistic complexity, her message is anything but: she sings about loving her family and friends, because, as she put it in an interview with us last December, "People make my world go round, and they completely shape who I am." Liberty’s artistry implores us to celebrate not only those around us, but also our bodies, and simply, the present.
The video for "My Life" is a compilation of Super 8 footage from her father's childhood and a live performance she gave in the basement of Potluck House at Columbia. It's a healthy mix of Liberty's appreciation for the people in her life, and what you can expect to see at Battle of the Bands at 7:30 in Lerner Party Space at Columbia University.
Listen to more of Liberty Styles on her Soundcloud.