- 30 May 22
Belfast's Travi the Native masterfully blends indie, soul, and hip-hop; merging the sonic influence of Talking Heads with the likes of Frank Ocean.
Rising star Travi the Native is back with a video for his new indie-pop single 'IShouldBeSleeping', which arrived last Friday.
The North is currently enjoying a purple patch when it comes to cerebral pop – and that’s thanks, in part, to the efforts of this 'Hot for 2022' stylish sonic adventurer.
Combining a thoughtful combination of sentimental value and debonair flair, the Belfast musician's tracks are ideal offerings for fans of Maggie Rogers, The 1975 and Dijon.
'IShouldBeSleeping' is an ode to falling in love, featuring lyrics melding together a web of devotion and longing that's bound to stir your own emotional reaction.
“IShouldBeSleeping' is a love song. An introspective recount of life in a long distance relationship...You live your life with this person but they’re not physically there, and that becomes a hard thing to navigate," Travi explains of his latest single.
"You each have a certain freedom...but not the freedom you want. You’re just in a constant state of longing for what you can’t have. I’d often daydream about my partner being there during all the menial tasks of the day...Ultimately, it put me in this constant state of limbo for a long time and that's where this song came from.”
Since releasing his critically acclaimed debut EP God Only Calls The House Phone last year, Travi The Native has firmly positioned himself at the forefront of the alt-pop scene.
Last year saw Travi’s debut headline show sell out in under 24 hours and his popularity was boosted even further when his tracks 'Heavy Love' and 'COOL' were used for a number of major European TV spots. The multi-instrumentalist onto the scene in the spring of 2020 with the former cut as his debut single.
Penning songs tackling his own struggles with mental health, toxic masculinity and love, Travis Gilbert is an exhilarating mainstay on the Irish music scene.
Check out the video for 'IShouldBeSleeping' below.
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