- 08 Sep 21
Sive released her debut album, 'The Roaring Girl', back in 2017 and has since partnered with Veta Records.
Ethereal alt-folk Irish artist Sive has released her brand new single 'Think Before I Speak' today, taken from her 2022 third studio album.
Swirling, dreamy and compelling alt-folk soundings of Sive have been praised by many over the years, even being dubbed a ‘real find’ by Hot Press - who later tapped her for their September 2020 Lockdown Sessions' Y&E Series. Known for her memorable performances at Other Voices after she won the audience choice vote, and most recently at Trad Fest, she also has a string of notable support slots under her belt - opening for the likes of Lisa Hannigan, Mick Flannery, Kila, John Spillane and more.
Lockdown was spent wisely finishing off her album, as well as curating the new video series ‘Patchwork’, which saw her recreate well-loved songs, including Lisa Hannigan's iconic ‘Undertow’.
Her forthcoming new body of work will be released via Veta Records. Working with Veta since 2018, she released the brilliant self-titled EP ‘Sive’ in 2019. Big things are expected from this partnership across new wider album release planned for 2022, with first offering ‘Think Before I Speak’ paving the way for huge fanfare.
Opening with gentle ukulele sounds, ‘Think Before I Speak’ expands into a most developed full band alt-folk sound heard from Sive to date, acting as a strong and mature first example of the wider album release. Her polished and confident vocal as always shines through, that easily glides and soars above a bed of driving rhythm section featuring drums, bass and guitar.
Taking twists and turns, it is a song that reflects on the topic of chronic overthinking, and the pressure we put on ourselves to speak out before fully understanding what is being asked of you. Sive reflects that “it calls into question a culture that is obsessed with speed and doesn’t always allow time for reflection”.
To celebrate the single release, catch Sive live at a full band headline show in The Moat Theatre on 18th September.
Listen to ‘Think Before I Speak’ below: