Shiv // In Images | LONDON IN STEREO

As Shiv releases ‘Maintain Me’, the second single from her upcoming debut EP, at this time, she takes us by a surprising visible diary of her time recording in Southern Africa along with her household.

A putting, breezy, and heat R&B reduce, ‘Maintain Me’ shows Shiv’s intricate and intimate songwriting prowess. The observe flows with mellifluous class as Shiv weaves voice clips from her mother and father along with celestial instrumentals, suave, resplendent saxophone melodies, and her personal emotive, soulful vocals. As she sings of longing to hug her mother and father, Shiv presents a welcoming sonic embrace with ‘Maintain Me’, and the observe exudes a chic, sentimental serenity.

“Typically you simply want a hug out of your mother and father. My mother and father each reside in Malawi in Southern Africa, so getting hugs on demand isn’t an possibility for me, and typically it’s all you want,” Shiv states. “Their assist on this profession selection has been infallible, and infrequently after I think about the danger I’m taking and the exhausting work that’s important to this profession path, that countless assist is at all times 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 12 months.

Delve into Shiv’s In Images under.

My picture collection will discover a pivotal and enriching time in my life, the time I spent in Southern Africa with my mother and father writing, producing and recording my first releases, and my upcoming launch, Maintain Me.

I spent six weeks in Mozambique, the place my mother and father 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 mother and father. They’ve countless quantities of assist and encouragement for me in virtually every little thing I do. Spending high quality time with them I really feel was a part of the explanation 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 wished to incorporate on the primary model of my EP. Maintain Me was a track I had fallen out of affection with till lately, however I’m actually excited for it to be out on this planet…

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After I had completed writing and recording my tracks, my mother and father and I obtained the chance to journey to Cape City to spend a while with my household. That allowed for lots of time to mirror.. And a number of stunning walks.

In the direction of the top of my journey, I had realised what an enriching expertise my time had been. I had managed to study sufficient manufacturing to assist my songwriting, written and recorded six songs, and spent a whooooole lotta time with my mother and father. Typically it’s troublesome being so distant from them, as a result of there are occasions once you simply want your mother and father to let you recognize every little thing will probably be okay, nevertheless it makes the time I do handle to spend with all of them the extra treasured. My subsequent single, Maintain Me, explores this theme.

‘Maintain Me’ is out now.

Photograph credit score: Joshua Mulholland

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