We have had the chance to preview tracks by Sive – also known as Sadhbh O’Sullivan – previously but today is something of a bonus with the whole of her new eponymous EP to listen to. It’s not just that Sive’s music is ethereal and has a distinctive vocal, it’s the power of the stories wrapped up in the songs that make them so memorable.
Sive has said of the music making up the EP that, “This collection of songs is about navigating the winding road of self-discovery in a world that can be noisy and overwhelming. During the writing process, each individual song acted as a way of working through some kind of change that felt difficult to comprehend amidst the chaos of daily life. The songs were fuelled by the frustration I felt when I observed the lack of understanding people showed in their treatment and judgement of one another. The themes that arise in them were influenced not only by an inward-gazing perspective, but by the idea that how open we are to our own vulnerability can dictate how much compassion we show to those around us.”