Rising Electronic Sensation Ivy Hollivana Shares New Album- BROADWAY WORLD
Today marks the release of Dear Deathwaters, rising electronic sensation Ivy Hollivana's full selection of the sounds of "breakbeat pop" - her own term created to describe her one-of-a-kind sound. To see this concept in action, take a look at her brand new video for the album's title track, created by Jel (aka Jel: The Digital Dream Girl), which encapsulates her otherworldly vision with imagery that calls to mind both the past and the future.
Perhaps Ivy's most defining trait is her timeless vocal style, which takes clear inspiration from such disparate sources as opera and 80's house music. With a voice that is somehow airy and full at the same time, Ivy floats effortlessly above idiosyncratic percussion inspired by footwork, drum & bass, house, and just about any other genre of dance music there is.
"Dear Deathwaters represents the distillation of years of post high school emo phases. It's my little embarrassing rabid wolf child that I want the world to love. I enjoined reaching into a broken brain and spinning an electronic pop album out of it," says Ivy.
Her devotion to emulating and contributing to these sub-genres has earned her cosigns from heavyweights such as Froyo Tam and DJ Earl (Teklife), the latter of which is set to perform during her album release party tonight at Grumpy's in Orlando.
The music video came together collaboratively, Jel explains. "Ivy called me up with a video concept they had for one of their tracks, We both worked out exactly what we wanted in the video one morning, and it became this story of a robotic angel bound in chains trying their best to escape and eventually fighting back."
"I was inspired by pre-rendered cutscenes of the PS2 era, especially the game Final Fantasy X. I wanted to work with that look in mind but also wanted to give it a more dream-like and ethereal aesthetic juxtaposed to the harshness of the video's narrative."
Ivy Hollivana Collaborates with Y2K Aesthetic Institute On BREAKING POINT Music Video- BROADWAY WORLD
Rising breakbeat pop sensation Ivy Hollivana has shared "Breaking Point", the latest offering from her upcoming debut EP, Dear Deathwaters. Blending her signature operatic vocal style and driving percussive beats with emotionally-searing lyricism, Ivy leaves every care behind in pursuit of her own truth. Look no further than the song's central mic-drop lyric for a perfect, gut-punching kiss-off: "I know in the end, I'll just be a bad memory in your head / Let it be a reminder that I always win."
Breaking Point is about reaching the inevitable part of a relationship where there's no going back, when you realize that no matter how much you loved someone you can't deal with their problems anymore. it's an anthem of letting go, of not caring how they feel about you after the fact. it's about living your truth no matter what. - Ivy Hollivana
The video for "Breaking Point" is a long-awaited collaboration between Ivy and Froyo Tam, the acclaimed transmedia artist and curator behind the Y2K Aesthetic Institute blog. Froyo, whose artistic work celebrates and reinvents the futuristic design principles of the late 90s/early 2000s, proved a natural, symbiotic collaborator, capturing both the intensity and self-assured calm of the track with clever, abstract approaches.
"We worked on building a visual representation of tension, and highlighting the lyrics with that idea in mind," Froyo explains, "We looked at the movement of water striders across the surface tension of water, and built the typography around that. Another starting point was researching late 90s Amiga demoscene videos, and being inspired by the abstract forms that move to the beat of the music."
Terror Pigeon's Orlando return at Stardust was a dazzling antidote for dark times- orlando weekly
Breaking in the night was Daytona producer-singer Ivy Hollivana. Over a notably old-school range of beatscapes that spanned breakbeat and house, she stretched her angelic voice amid dreamy, shimmering sounds with a modern edge that's both vulnerable and self-empowering.