Canberra artist takes a new turn as Liv Li

Canberra singer Amber Nichols is revelling in her new incarnation as Liv Li. Photo: Supplied

Canberra singer Amber Nichols is revelling in her new incarnation as Liv Li. Photo: Supplied

The voice is as beautiful as ever, just wrapped in a new sound and presented, well, a little differently.

Canberra singer Amber Nichols is enjoying her new incarnation as pop artist Liv Li, releasing a lush new pop single Bloom (James Yammouni Remix).

She's still mum to her kids and Amber to her friends and family - and to fans of Amber Nichols music - but Liv Li is an opportunity to branch out and embrace artistic freedom.

"I guess the reason I decided to change my name is first and foremost, it sounds really different," she said.

"The production is a lot more electronic, it's just a completely different thing to everything I've done as Amber Nichols.

"I wanted that fresh start and not reconcile every decision that I make musically back to who I am as a person. Just that freedom to be anything I want to be, was really intriguing and compelling."

Liv Li's (aka Amber Nichols) new single is Bloom (James Yammouni Remix) Photo: Supplied

Liv Li's (aka Amber Nichols) new single is Bloom (James Yammouni Remix) Photo: Supplied

The Liv Li project has resulted in a stunning single, Bloom, collaborating with James Yammouni, that is as mesmerising as it is beautiful.

She hoped her local fans would share the single far and wide on social media.

"Canberra has always been so supportive of me and I hope Canberra can help share it with the rest of the world," she said.

"The last two years has been non-stop creating and I'm so proud of everything I've got and I can't wait to get it out and I do think it is worthy of more people hearing it.

"I'm proud of what I've done, taking a step back, thinking, 'How do I want to present myself? What do I want to sound like?'. Just taking that time out to decide what I want to be as an artist.

"I feel really great about what I've created and I never want to stop. That hiatus I had? I never want to do that again."

Amber Nichols as Liv Li, creating new music and attracting new fans. Photo: Supplied

Amber Nichols as Liv Li, creating new music and attracting new fans. Photo: Supplied

Amber had to buy her way out of the recording contract she secured in the wake of The Voice, finding her music stalled as a result.

"Everything is according to the label's timeline and so that, for me, is was getting out of that and taking control as an independent artist. I'm now able to do that on my terms," she said.

"The trouble with the label was they couldn't move at the pace I wanted so in the end I had to say, 'See you later guys'."

Amber says  "she feels great" and is ready to play lots of live music.

"I'm in control and I can set the pace, which feels really good," she said.

"My plan is to keep writing and performing music and hoping it connects."