Time for another premiere! Today’s is by the Scottish singer-songwriter Neev, with the track in question being from her upcoming debut EP; a project that’s gathering much attention and excitement following the release of her previous two singles, Black Over Grey and Tunnel Vision. However, we’re introducing you to Forgiving Light; a song whose delicate charm will complete your day, slapping a smile on your ugly mug and a spring in your step.
Forgiving Light is full to the brim with a sweet and soulful nature that evokes the feeling of warmth; like a cup of hot chocolate accompanying a massive blanket on a cold evening. It’s a piano and guitar-led piece, with vocals that feel both unique and overly familiar in the same instance, giving the listener a feeling of trust. It’s like it’s a safe space to express grievances and sadness while bringing joy.
In Neev’s own words, the song explores themes that are familiar to those who know her work already, with the lyricism focusing on “undefined moments of relationships”. She also says that Forgiving Light “imagines these moments as akin to being a dimly lit room; what can’t quite be made out often seems romantic, but that is not a place of clarity”. I find this fascinating and easy to dig into my own past experiences as a way of relating to the concept, but hidden fear is actually an illusion of romanticism, with the truth being a lot more complicated.
Either way, this song has definitely placed Neev on my “ones to watch” list, and her track is going straight onto the “Well Now, That Is Lovely” playlist for the Independent Music News office. Have a listen to Forgiving Light for yourself! You won’t regret it.