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CeeV (real name Caoimhe McAleavey) is based in Newry but began her music career in Manchester studying songwriting at BIMM.
Breakout Co. Down artist CeeV has shared the lyric video for her new single, 'Twenty Three'.
Although immersed in music in one of the most creative and music rich cities in the world, CeeV was reluctant to showcase her own songs and instead took a more backseat role while playing in several bands in some of the most recognisable venues in the city.
Although she didn't perform her own songs live while in Manchester, CeeV plucked up the courage and shared her work with real live people on Soundcloud. Her music gradually reached over 30,000 listens.
With her confidence growing, CeeV moved home to Newry and began performing her own songs, slowly building a loyal following. Now with her craft as a performer and songwriter improving, CeeV decided for an adventure away from the safety and security of home and moved to another city rich in music and creativity: Ottawa, Canada. Determined to improve her craft, she performed in every bar, cafe and restaurant that she could, learning every time she stood on stage.
Now back at home CeeV is finally releasing her songs to the world.
"'Twenty Three' is a story. But it’s also a lesson. It shows two different perspectives of leaving a relationship. One might think it’s the end of the world but the other knows there is a future out there for both of you even though it’s apart," CeeV says about her latest single.
"I wrote this song as a lighthearted reflection. With influences from musical storytellers like Picture This and The Jezebels, I felt this meaningful story was best told alongside uplifting melodies and heartwarming lyrics."
Previous releases include 2019's 'Old Lover' and 2020's 'Lonely Night'. This year will see CeeV support Liam Ó Maonlaí, Lisa Hannigan and Gloria Gaynor on Irish stages, so watch this space...
Check out the lyric video for 'Twenty Three' below:
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