Lior burst on to the Australian music scene in 2005 with his stunning debut album – ‘Autumn Flow’. Recorded and released entirely independently, and spearheaded by ‘This Old Love’ and subsequent singles ‘Daniel’ and ‘Autumn Flow’, the album became one of the most successful independent debuts in Australian history with sales surpassing Platinum. A swag of accolades followed, amongst them three Aria nominations (including Best Male Artist), as well as Triple J’s prestigious ‘J Award’ nomination for Album of the Year.
Lior’s sophomore album ‘Corner of an Endless Road’, released in 2008 followed on where ‘Autumn Flow’ left and was a huge success, debuting at #2 on the Australian Albums chart and topping the Independent charts for several weeks.
The release was followed by a string of sold out national tours, including the hugely successful ‘Shadows and Light’ tour – a stunning collaboration with live performance shadow artistry built specifically to Lior’s music. The tour showcased at the Sydney Opera House to wide critical acclaim.
September 2010 will mark the beginning of a new chapter for Lior with the release of his third studio album – ‘Tumbling into the Dawn’. The album was written and recorded in numerous locations between his home town of Sydney and his current home address of Melbourne, and cemented his long time collaboration with producer Francois Tetaz.
If ‘Corner of an Endless Road’ represented Lior’s rich eastern musical heritage, ‘Tumbling into the Dawn’ traverses broader territory and showcases Lior’s fertile musical palate. The album is a return to the art of writing a great song based around a simple hook, a beautiful melody and of course, Lior’s trade mark voice. Combined with the bittersweet lyrical explorations of themes such as the underlying duality of existence as well as the vulnerabilities and strength of the human spirit, the album represents a wide and intense journey and makes this an album all music lovers should be drawn too.
Most artists set out with an ambition to build a career based on musical credibility and integrity whilst maintaining an independence and individuality in their craft. Lior is certainly part of that rare breed that has achieved this whilst garnering a great degree of success and critical acclaim.