Premiere: “This Dream” Is Neev’s Breathtaking, Purpose-Driven Showstopper

Neev © 2020
Portuguese singer/songwriter Neev sets a high bar for himself with “This Dream,” a gorgeous acoustic ode to living with purpose, passion, and meaning.
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Everybody has a dream – something that keeps you up at night and drives you onward during the day. Our dreams come in many forms; they are our inspirations and muses, passions and desires –and no matter what your particular dream is, there are millions of people just like you working hard to be one day closer their dreams becoming reality. It’s a beautiful thing that connects us all – a theme we often see played out in movies, but don’t hear about quite as much in music. Portuguese singer/songwriter Neev breaks out of that mold with his breathtaking new single “This Dream,” a gorgeous acoustic ode to living with purpose, passion, and meaning.

This Dream - Neev

This Dream – Neev

Sleep tight, warm
And come to my shoulder
As i fell warm, as i fell asleep.
I sleep tight and walk among the dreams
I have found, i have lost – its you and me
I keep on wondering.

Atwood Magazine is proud to be premiering the music video for “This Dream,” Neev’s recently-released third single and his first offering of 2020. Hailing from Portugal, Neev garnered initial acclaim in 2016 as the featured vocalist on Seeb’s debut single “Breathe”; three years later, he made his own solo debut with May 2019’s “Calling Out,” a lush and layered song highlighting his exquisite, resonant vocal talent. His sophomore single “Lie You Love It” followed in October, offering more breathing room with striking horns and other glittering accompaniment all serving to elevate an emotive scene.

Neev © 2020

Neev © 2020



“This Dream” arrives six months later, and features Neev in his most raw, naked, and pure form yet. Weaving effortless falsetto top lines and aching tenor melodies alongside an unassuming acoustic guitar, the Portuguese newcomer leaves listeners with our jaws dropped and hearts on fire. His soaring vocals and heart-on-sleeve lyrics make for an spellbinding, heart-on-sleeve performance we won’t soon forget.

“’This Dream’ is the song that shaped me and gave me the inspiration for what kind of music I wanted to put out there as an artist,” Neev tells Atwood Magazine. “It is intimate, personal, raw, and honest. It was written over three years while I was in a relationship – I finished the song when the relationship ended.”

Neev croons sweetly in his lilting, heavy-hearted chorus:

If I fell in love then I fell asleep
Cause if the lie
that you given me
is the one that i can keep

I was wrong
Cause if the night comes from the day
Then i think i am better asleep
Neev © 2020

Neev © 2020



Neev © 2020

Neev © 2020

If “Calling Out” and “Lie You Love It” served as Neev’s hook – the bright, shiny objects luring us in – then “This Dream” can be interpreted as Neev’s mission statement: The timeless showstopper that hits home and makes him a steady part of our regular musical diet. Catchy, soulful, and arrestingly honest, it brings us up-close and person with the artist in a way we don’t often feel – especially with major-label signed acts.

“For me it’s a sense of mission and purpose that drives me to do this, and I am sure it will be a major part of my life and something that I want to really have an impact in my legacy as an artist – as a person,” Neev explains. “I believe in the ideas, I believe I can help by making them happen, and therefore I must do them.”

As I leave this place
With a memory of your face
I know I’ll carry it with me
And keep it in a dream of my own
And as I fell warm and broken
I saw how it flew out of here
Neev © 2020

Neev © 2020



If I fell in love then I fell asleep
Cause if the lie that you given me
is the one that i can keep

I was wrong
Cause if the night is what I have to live
Then ill keep you as the lie to hunt this dream
Cause if the night comes from the day
Then I think I am better asleep

Hauntingly provocative and intimately emotional, “This Dream” caresses the soul. Tender and organic, it’s a stirring, soothing indulgence of feeling that allows Neev’s passion and talent to shine through. Stream the artist’s third single exclusively on Atwood Magazine!

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Mitch is the Editor-in-Chief of Atwood Magazine and a 2014 graduate from Tufts University, where he pursued his passions of music and psychology. He currently works at Universal Music Group in New York City. In his off hours, Mitch may be found songwriting, wandering about one of New York's many neighborhoods, or writing an article on your next favorite artist for Atwood. Mitch's words of wisdom to fellow musicians and music lovers are thus: Keep your eyes open and never stop exploring. No matter where you go, what you do or who you are with, you can always learn something new and inspire something amazing. Say hi here: mitch[at]atwoodmagazine[dot]com