Lyricist, songwriter and jazz vocalist Live Maria Roggen arrives with her first solo album entitled Circuit Songs (Jazzland Recordings, 2007), consisting of nine songs written, produced and arranged by her with assistance from others.The pieces are based on texts written over the last years that had been gathering in a desk drawer, hidden away from public view, now revealed. Lyrics that are personal as well as intensely private, describing the process of breaking free, of feeling trapped, and of longing to go to some other place other than where you are.
Circuit Songs also features Live Marias intricate layering of her own harmonies. She describes this accompanying of herself as the first time her inner vision of textural harmonies has been fully realized, and the experience has been something of a break through for her. For years Ive had these ideas within me, and for the first time now Ive been able to express these entirely in my own style and in my own particular way. Its allowed me to finally break free, she states.