As Shiv releases ‘Maintain Me’, the second single from her upcoming debut EP, as we speak, she takes us via a shocking visible diary of her time recording in Southern Africa along with her household.
A hanging, breezy, and heat R&B reduce, ‘Maintain Me’ shows Shiv’s intricate and intimate songwriting prowess. The observe flows with mellifluous magnificence as Shiv weaves voice clips from her dad and mom along with celestial instrumentals, suave, resplendent saxophone melodies, and her personal emotive, soulful vocals. As she sings of longing to hug her dad and mom, Shiv presents a welcoming sonic embrace with ‘Maintain Me’, and the observe exudes a chic, sentimental serenity.
“Generally you simply want a hug out of your dad and mom. My dad and mom each reside in Malawi in Southern Africa, so getting hugs on demand isn’t an possibility for me, and generally it’s all you want,” Shiv states. “Their assist on this profession selection has been infallible, and infrequently after I take into account the danger I’m taking and the exhausting work that’s important to this profession path, that infinite assist is all the time such a consolation.”
‘Maintain Me’ follows on from earlier single ‘You & I’, each taken from Shiv’s debut EP Me 2 Me out later this yr.
Delve into Shiv’s In Images under.
My photograph sequence will discover a pivotal and enriching time in my life, the time I spent in Southern Africa with my dad and mom writing, producing and recording my first releases, and my upcoming launch, Maintain Me.
I spent six weeks in Mozambique, the place my dad and mom lived for a while, writing, recording and studying about manufacturing. This was my makeshift studio.. After I had set myself up, my dad added his personal contact – “Welcome to Shivi’s Studio Extraordinaire!”
The sweetest and most encouraging muses – my upcoming single is about my dad and mom. They’ve infinite quantities of assist and encouragement for me in nearly all the things I do. Spending high quality time with them I really feel was a part of the rationale I felt so creatively free.
Tea and chats with my Papa <3
Mid-writing (that includes some tan strains 🙂 ) I wrote my first singles Golden, Over and Right here on this interval too, together with some others that I had needed to incorporate on the primary model of my EP. Maintain Me was a music I had fallen out of affection with till lately, however I’m actually excited for it to be out on the earth…
After I had completed writing and recording my tracks, my dad and mom and I obtained the chance to journey to Cape City to spend a while with my household. That allowed for lots of time to replicate.. And lots of lovely walks.
In direction of the top of my journey, I had realised what an enriching expertise my time had been. I had managed to be taught sufficient manufacturing to assist my songwriting, written and recorded six songs, and spent a whooooole lotta time with my dad and mom. Generally it’s troublesome being so distant from them, as a result of there are occasions once you simply want your dad and mom to let you already know all the things shall be okay, nevertheless it makes the time I do handle to spend with all of them the extra valuable. My subsequent single, Maintain Me, explores this theme.
Picture credit score: Joshua Mulholland