- 25 Nov 20
DYVR worked with Matt Harris (HAVVK, Maria Kelly) to finish his 'Part Two' EP, joining forces with Belfast singer-songwriter Cari Q to create 'Lights Off'.
DYVR - real name Adam Cleaver - addresses issues around identity within the queer community and the difficulties that negative perceptions from outside the community can have on a person's ability to gain a true understanding of who they are in his brand new single, 'Lights Off'.
The song has over 100,000 impacts on Irish radio and has been streamed over 10,000 times already.
“When I came out I found myself piecing together a personality that I thought would help me connect with the world," Cleaver says. "I thought if I looked like everyone else, and sounded like everyone else, and took on the values of the people around me then I would always be safe. But something was missing."
“Lights Off is about a moment when you realise that you can stop pretending," the London native adds.
"That not only can you accept who you are, but that who you are has always, and will always be enough. We are complex creatures and one part of our lives can never be enough to describe who we truly are.”
For fans of James Vincent McMorrow, Villagers and Bon Iver; DYVR’s soaring falsetto meeting lush orchestral crescendos combine perfectly in his newest EP.
'Part Two' was also used by Cleaver to raise money for two LGBTQ+ organisations – Outhouse (Ireland) and Stonewall (UK).
Take a look at the video for 'Lights Off' below.