Glasgow-based singer-songwriter Neev has released her evocative new single “Seawall” today. The track, which can be heard now below, finds Neev unravelling the notions of fatigue with a blissful ease. Carried by ethereal, cushioned acoustics and striking vocal harmonies, “Seawall” creates a calming soundscape, inspired heavily by an Andrew Scott-led play.
“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’.”
Finding inspiration in relationships, existential angst and quarter-life crises, Neev’s relatable themes offer recognition for those who seek comfort in music. Passionate about the art she creates, Neev dives deep into the human experience to not only validate but understand the emotions she’s feeling, turning these experiences into songs that embrace the present.