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Sivu dissects relationships on "Overtime Lover"

24 May 2023, 13:22 | Written by Tyler Damara Kelly

Sivu, aka British songwriter James Page today releases new single "Overtime Lover".

"Overtime Lover" took shape in 2017 whilst Sivu was on tour with Fenne Lily, Siv Jakobsen and Paul Thomas Saunders - with the latter eventually being recruited to oversee production for this track specifically.

The single follows previous releases "Choral Light", "Apollo" and the album's title track which was released back in February. The songs are lifted from Sivu's upcoming album Wild Horse Running - produced by Charlie Andrew (London Grammar, Alt-J, Marika Hackman).

Of the release, Sivu says: "Paul was incredibly complimentary of the track and we always flirted with the idea of collaborating on something as I have always loved his production. Fast forward 3 years, I left the track with Paul and he created a magical landscape for the song to sit in which I adored from the moment I heard it.

The song is based around this idea of how much of ourselves we have to give to someone else when you are in relationship - and sometimes you crave just to keep a little bit of yourself just for you. It’s lyrically quite blunt but this was an important process for my head and was imperative I got it out. I had no aspirations lyrically to dress it up, and probably from the whole album this song cuts the deepest."

Wild Horse Running is set for release on 9 June via Square Leg Records, and is available to pre-order now.

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