“…glittering acoustic melodies, swooning strings and acoustic bliss.” – The Line Of Best Fit
To celebrate the release of the EP, The Line Of Best Fit are hosting an exclusive stream of The Lingering in its entirety. You can also check out the trailer for the EP’s release on Siv’s YouTube channel.
Dark and How We Used To Love explore themes of mortality, loneliness, heartbreak and existential angst, which sets the tone perfectly for the rest of the EP. Even a reworking of Britney Spears’ chart smash Toxic is imbued with such heartfelt emotion that the lyrics are given a new lease of life. From start to finish, whether it’s the romantically tragic ‘Fix You’ or narrative driven ‘Buried In Treasure’, The Lingering is a testament to Siv’s ability to capture and convey emotion with her voice and an almost endless supply of heart piercing lyrics. She is a songwriter who, one day, could stand proudly beside inspirational artists such as Joni Mitchell and Joan Baez, as well as her contemporaries Ane Brun and Laura Marling.
Siv has been performing in Europe and the US since 2011, creating emotive music that embraces the themes of melancholy and sadness. She honed her talent while living in a tiny apartment in Brooklyn which she describes as “a door with a bed”, firmly immersing herself into the world of the struggling artist and challenging herself to reach greater heights.
With support for previous singles from the likes of The Line Of Best Fit and Folk Radio UK, and a summer spent gracing the stages of The Alternative Escape as part of The Great Escape Festival as well as Slottsfjell in Norway where she will be playing alongside artists such as Tove Lo, SOAK and Angus & Julia Stone, 2015 looks set to be Siv’s biggest year yet.