24th April 2021
The Sound House, Dublin
Singer-songwriter shiv - AKA Siobhian McClean - today shares her self-released debut EP ‘me 2 me’, alongside the lead single ‘Again’. The six-track EP is available to download and stream on all available platforms now.
Written, recorded and produced entirely by shiv in the space of a year, the six-track EP is an exploration into the artist's inner world. “It was only when I listened to these songs in a particular order that I felt I was truly immersed in the story I had been trying so hard to tell,” explains Shiv. “This EP is essentially a look into my relationship with myself and my creative process.” Garnering plaudits across the breadth of the music media with singles ‘You and I’, ‘Hold Me’ and ‘Letting You Know’, the journey of discovery for this young talent has been rapid. With soulful, r&b and melodic tinges throughout the record, it shows vulnerability and the crippling fear that most young adults encounter throughout growing up. “I spent the majority of this year living in my own self imposed purgatory, desperately wanting to create but being so afraid of what that meant. Afraid of what people would think of what was inside of me, afraid of being open enough to bear my thoughts and feelings to be judged.”
On the lead track ‘Again’, essentially a look at the never ending cycle of hedonism without an end goal, shiv remarks, “I was stuck in a rut that I couldn’t see my way out of, this song reflects what so many people my age are feeling right now with no real sense of substance or forward momentum.”
Zimbabwean-Irish singer-songwriter shiv is rightfully being tipped as one of the next r&b voices: honing her craft in delicate yet personal storytelling along with self-taught production sets this young star apart. Understated tracks that immediately pull at the heart strings, the EP is an honest journey of what it’s like to be human and to feel every feeling by letting go of any anxiety stored up inside. The future looks bright for this young star.