Irish singer-songwriter Sive – aka Sadhbh O’Sullivan – returns with the release of her idiosyncratic new single, Holding, out now via Veta Records.
The single once again showcases Sive’s ability to defy genre, combining elements of folk, jazz and world music to create her own unique sound. Ethereal harmonies soar effortlessly over the hypnotic kalimba accompaniment, whilst Sive’s velvet-like vocal is able to take centre stage. Holding tackles the emotional subject of wanting to wipe the slate clean and start a fresh, but feeling like something is keeping you stuck. Sive elaborates, “it tries to capture that feeling when you know you are clinging to things inside yourself that don’t serve you, but struggling to see exactly what they are and let go of them. It’s about questioning your fixed idea of what you are, allowing yourself to fall apart, and going a little bit crazy in the process!”