Ireland: Zimbabwean-born Shiv drops new single

Kildare-raised singer-songwriter Shiv

Zimbabwe-born, Kildare-raised singer-songwriter Shiv has released her new single, Letting You Know. We asked her the BIG questions . . .

It’s the third song to be taken from her debut EP Me 2 Me, out December 4th, and speaking about the new single, she said, “It’s about the moment I finally realised that holding onto whatever was inside me wasn’t helping, that in releasing my deepest self and being comfortable with what that meant, I could finally let go of the fear that had embedded itself in my relationship with myself and my creative process.”

Tell us three things about yourself?

I’ve been a vegetarian since I was 9 (16 years), I have a degree in psychology, and I’m double-jointed in my shoulders.

How would you describe your music?

Emotion-filled escapism.

Who are your musical inspirations?

Lianne La Havas, Pip Millett, Frank Ocean.

How did you occupy yourself during the coronavirus lockdown?

I was living with friends at the time, so we did a lot of cooking together, some drinking on the sunny days in the garden, and a whoooole lot of Netflix.

What’s your favourite song right now?

Masterpiece – SAULT.

Favourite lyric of all time?

Ahh I have a few!!

“The world was on fire, no one could save me but you” – Wicked Game by Chris Isaak.

“Real love’s so hard to find that when you think you’ve found it, the illusions in your eyes. It blinds us all” – Why iii Love The Moon by Phony Ppl.

“Our love has gone cold, you’re intertwining you soul with somebody else” – Somebody Else by The 1975.

If you could only listen to one song for the rest of your life what would it be?

Outstanding – The Gap Band.

Where can people find your music/more information?

hi_im_shiv on instagram and twitter, shiv on all streaming platforms, www.hi-im-shiv.com.