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?
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.