Northern Ireland artist CeeV (pronounced like 'Key' but with a 'V' on the end) is releasing her new single Lonely Night. CeeV, who's real name is Caoimhe McAleavey, is based in Newry but began her music career in Manchester studying songwriting at BIMM. 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 and was astonished when her music 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. She is now back home.
Lonely Night is about sleeplessness, nights out, overthinking, tired eyes but racing mind. CeeV wrote it while she was at uni, missing home, not sleeping, overthinking everything. Lyrically, the song explores metaphors and so the listener has to dig deeper into the meaning to find out what it's actually about. On the other hand, the theme is pretty familiar, we all know what it's like to have your mind racing when you need to rest.
CeeV's vocal immediately captures the listener's attention. Combined with a catchy melody, Lonely Night is a pop tune where the dynamic changes throughout and makes your body move along. Lyrically, there are haunting moments, lines like "one million eyes staring at me but I'm the only one around..." or "do you hear the whispers or am I only freaking out?" play with your imagination and the beautiful lyric video only intensifies the experience.