Central Coast artist NEAV returns today with a stirring and thought- provoking new single Say Goodbye. The track sees the young singer step into her own, delivering a commanding vocal performance confessing her innermost thoughts of moving on from her teenage years to adulthood. Emotive lyrically and sonically Say Goodbye is reminiscent of her contemporaries Gretta Ray, Ayla and Vera Blue.
“Transitioning into adulthood has been as exciting as it has been terrifying. During my experience of shifting in every facet of my life I’ve encountered the strange and emotional, yet therapeutic process of letting go of your past self. Say Goodbye channels this experience of the fear of the unknown, grieving our past selves and the sense of hope we cling onto to get through it and progress into a new stage in life. I have found the song to represent my feelings deeply, expressing my internal monologues melodically, lyrically and even rhythmically.” – NEAV
Blending her love of dramatic and cinematic pop overtones, Say Goodbye is raw and introspective. She once again teamed up with Producer Tristan Barton (Greta Stanley) on creating the insatiable rhythms and sonic textures that pepper the song. The track was produced and mastered at The Nest in Surry Hills.
“I worked with the incredible Tristan Barton to create the song. We worked both online and in person to write the track. Tristan had an instrumental track that had the skeleton of the song and he sent me this. I immediately resonated with the music and got to work toplining, creating vocal melodies and lyrics. We then met in the Nest Studios in Sydney to record the vocals for the track. From there, we remotely worked together to finalize the production, revising it until we were both content with our creation.” – NEAV
18 year old NEAV (aka Niamh Watson) is signed to Sydney indie label Double Drummer (Greta Stanley, Dominic Breen, Cousin Tony’s Brand New Firebird) and ORiGIN Music Publishing (Gotye, Megan Washington, Lior). In 2020, Niamh took out the top prize in the Pop/Contemporary category of ‘The Australian Songwriting Awards’ run by the Australian Songwriters Association and received a coveted nomination for the APRA AMCOS/ASA ‘Songwriter of the Year.’ She was also the recipient of the ‘The Songwriting Prize 2020’ a national competition run by leading music mental health charity Listen Up.
Say Goodbye is released on Wednesday September 28
Debut EP ‘Elegy’ is out on November 3
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