Now one-fifth of the global phenomenon that is Crowded House, Aotearoa New Zealand's Liam Finn has announced a thrilling new solo project named Liam Finn’s Hyperverse — daring us all to join him on the journey towards his long-awaited fourth studio album.
In June 14th 2021 Finn kicked off an innovative online streaming series, offering an intimate ringside view of his songwriting and recording process as the new album takes shape in real time, live on Twitch twice per week. The Liam Finn’s Hyperverse series climaxed with three limited capacity events at Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland's Roundhead Studios from August just before Aotearoa went into a strict lock down — where Finn improvised music while tracking it onto two-inch tape (with no digital safety net), to a live studio audience that includes members of the public. In an audacious, unprecedented, and vulnerable move Finn’s writing and recording process for the album was set to be witnessed by audiences online and in-studio.
Channeling the electrifying live energy of his one-man-band show that launched his solo career (with indelible performances on Late Show With David Letterman and Later... With Jools Holland), Finn will be embracing the unknown, letting the improvisational magic flow and cooking up a bold new collection of tunes. Viewers have first look at early versions of new songs, on-the-spot musical discoveries and sure-to-be top tier banter — direct from the mind that gave us his classic solo albums The Nihilist (2014), FOMO (2011) and I'll Be Lightning (2007). Expect the unexpected from the ever-questing songwriter & producer: tune in to Liam Finn’s Hyperverse at https://www.twitch.tv/theliamfinn.
“There has always been a transformation that happens to me onstage, and a palpable chaotic synergy between myself and an audience that feeds it. This feeling has always been elusive to capture while writing a song in my bedroom, or recording in a studio and I’m excited to explore the possibilities with this project.” — Liam Finn