Gifto talks about being black & Irish and mental health in new single 'Celtics'
Following an intense year full of lockdown restrictions, lack of freedom, and social interactions, spirits are at an all-time low for the general public. Arriving with an anthem of hope is up and coming Navan native Gifto with his new single ‘Celtics’ an uplifting and uptempo record. The 3 minutes 34-seconds single touches on surviving lockdown and battling mental health and the pride of being Black and Irish.
The song is produced by Gibbo, a London-based platinum producer who has earned credits on projects for Logic, Wiz Khalifa, Lil Tecca, NBA Youngboy, and Iann Dior. The collaboration came to life when ‘Gifto’ discovered Gibbo via Youtube. One of Gibbo’s beats grabbed Gifto’s attention as he put pen to paper birthing the hook. Gifto's flow compliments the instrumental to give the deeply lyrical song an addictive bounce.
“I happened to have the ‘Celtics’ on my mind when writing it and everything just flowed from there. I expressed myself and what I was going through at the time I wrote the song” Gifto explained. “I wanted to share my experiences, I believe that music is relatable, when you hear someone go through the same thing as you, instantly there is a connection or bond created. was raised by a single parent (mum) who has supported my journey in life. I do this for kids who grew up like me to inspire them and show them that they can do it too. I am just an ordinary guy with an extraordinary story to tell through my music and the story is only getting started” stated Gifto.