At the conclusion of Monday night’s episode of Catfish show host Nev Schulmann made a startling announcement on Twitter — he has a girlfriend! And not just that, she’s a musician and her song was featured in the episode! (Turns out, despite the persistant rumors, he’s not dating his friend Max, his “cameraman” and travel buddy on the show.)
Here’s Nev’s tweet:
SPOILER ALERT: I have a girlfriend that im crazy in love with. Her music was in tonights ep. Check her out & show her some love: @shaneepink
And in response to the inevitable cavalcade of tweets asking if the two had actually met, Nev wrote:
PS – Yes, she’s totally real and no we didn’t meet online 😉
Shanee was also excited, writing “So excited my song ‘Irresistible’ is playing on tonight’s episode of Catfish The TV Show! http://www.mtv.com/artists/shanee-pink”
So who is Nev Schulman’s girlfriend Shanee Pink? Here’s her bio from her website:
Shanee Pink is a pop chanteuse born in LA, raised in Tel Aviv and currently living in New York City. Her songs playfully mix polished electronic pop, alternative folk, and classic rock. Shanee’s soulful, ethereal voice frequently draws comparisons to strong female vocalists such as PJ Harvey and Hope Sandoval from Mazzy Star. A self-taught singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist born into a family of musicians, Shanee’s style is inspired by 80s pop and classic rock icons such as David Bowie and Stevie Nicks, artists whose fierce individuality commanded attention from the mainstream. Much like the icons she adores, her musical style is flexible and constantly changing yet very much her own.
As one-part of dreamy duo Pink & Noseworthy, Shanee’s haunting voice stood front and center while languid waves of fragile folk carried her out to sea. Now her own leading lady with a new EP co-produced with Yonatan Levy, Shanee Pink introduces her fresh voice and old soul charm to the world. The EP, titled “Our United Hearts,” is available now on iTunes. A music video for “Ain’t Love,” the EP’s leading track, was filmed on the shores of Montauk, New York. Shanee is currently at work on her debut LP in Silverlake, California.
I’m not sure how long the two have been dating, but Shanee made this rather heartfelt blog post on January 6:
My heart swells with love. So much, at times, it hurts.
I try to learn how to gently share such a force bursting out of me like a surging river.
It changes lives, it overwhelms, it knows very well how to leave me thirsty and weak.
I crave for that water. I know it reaches far and deep
and then it seeps, into every hollow void, into every hiding crease.
I haven’t yet figured how to divert this river back to me.
Could it be that Nev is diverting that river?
UPDATE – Speaking of Nev, Shanee and water, click here to check out Shanee’s music video for the single “Spreading In The Light” starring Shanee and Nev at a dinner party and gettin’ lovey dovey under water!
You can hear Shanee’s song “Irresistable” used on las night’s episode of Catfish here.
And here’s her music video for the song “Ain’t Love:”
And here’s Shanee as part of Pink and Noseworthy performing a stripped down version of the song “Light Feather” from their self titled debut album live on KPFK in Los Angeles, April 18 2009:
Congrats to Nev and Shanee! Or as I guess we will now call them, Shaneev!
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