Glasgow based singer-songwriter Neev showcases her delicate touch and effortless ability to create beautiful, warming folk soundscapes on her new single ‘Seawall’.
Built around a rich, pillowy, organic sound pallet of gently strummed acoustic guitars, swelling strings and subtle splashes of electric guitar, ‘Seawall’ possesses a gorgeous, burnt umber aura; a soundtrack to compliment warming your hands infant of a fire on a cold winder night. Neev’s elegant, tender lead vocals glide over the cushiony instrumentation with a sense of ease, capturing a melancholic yet buoyant mood as layers of harmonies dance around her.
Entirely self-produced and self-mixed by Neev, ‘Seawall’ is a brilliant representation of the up and comers sound, creating beautifully understated, subtle music akin to the likes of Bibio, Fleet Foxes, Laura Marling and Billy Marten.
Speaking about how the track was written, Neev explains:
“I wrote Seawall a few years back, as lockdown hit. I’d watched the play Seawall during lockdown which written for and performed by Andrew Scott, I’d seen it in the theatre too, and it’s a play that shares a monologue where the central character offhandedly refers to a hole in the middle of their stomach,” explains Neev. “This kind of fed into my song writing, focusing on the themes surrounding fatigue and stretching yourself too thin which became represented by a hole in the stomach. Hence the lyrics: ‘I know that there’s a hole, take no notice’. And: ‘What a way to exist, you’ve been polite ignoring this hole’.”