Celine debuts pop-rock single “Call Me” that deals with the parasitical one-sided friendship

Celine is a 23-year-old South African singer, songwriter, musician and actress who discovered her passion for music at the tender age of 11.

Today, her unique sound and well-crafted, original songs feature a unique blend of confessional lyrics and a layered rock-influenced sound. This pioneering female musician talks about sensitivity and vulnerability with emotive delivery in a subtly folk-inflected style that also combines elements of adult contemporary, blues and jazz.

Celine’s latest single, “Call Me”, explores the notion of one-sided friendships and relationships, expressing the near-euphoric feeling of eventual liberation with a punchy, in-your-face chorus and lyrics that listeners can easily sing along to.

“Call Me explores the idea of caring about someone who doesn’t value you nearly as much as you do them, and the uneven power dynamic that occurs because of this,” says Celine.

“The lyrics are written at the point of realisation, of being fed-up with the situation and calling the person out on their behaviour,” she confesses. “It also explores the theme of how wishing to see the best in people – even though this is a good quality – often hinders our ability to see people’s true colours. When the realisation occurs, there is great liberation in leaving a toxic situation.”

Listen to “Call Me” here:

Catch Celine at one of these shows below.

  • 1 March – Quay Four (V&A Waterfront)
  • 2 March – Barleycorn Music Club (Claremont)
  • 3 April – Gecko (Hermanus)
  • 3 May – Boschendal Werf Picnics
  • 5 June – Girl-Connect (Cape Town)
  • 28 June – Quay Four (opening for Majozi)

Feature pic courtesy of Leanne Durand.