Neev is exhausted. The Glasglow based artist produces and mixes her own music, but her fatigue has nothing to do with her process. “Seawall” is a conversational song, finding her with “energy low”, giving off the feeling of a late night talk between two friends. With a gentle musical backing, she meanders – with meaning – towards what feels like an inevitable, impassable hurdle.
The track practically seems to float, with Neev nearing the end of her journey: when she’ll “hit the seawall”. At its core, it’s an ode to fatigue, and that’s certainly something just about any of us can relate to in these strange, compressed days.
Speaking on the track, she shares, “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. 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’.”
Check it out below, and stay tuned for more from Neev soon.