Melbourne based beat-maker and electrifying musical force, Alice Ivy, today reveals her brand-new single ‘Chasing Stars’ which features ARIA-award winning, singer-songwriter, BertieBlackman, who lends her inimitable voice to the shimmering and infectious keys-driven journey. Alice Ivy’s debut album, I’m Dreaming, is released on February 9, 2018 via Dew Process / Universal MusicAustralia.
Fresh from her stand-out performances at The Falls Music & Arts Festival and supports for Foster ThePeople, Ivy, armed with brand-new material is poised to take her commanding and energetic live show across the country for her national headline tour next month which kicks off in Sydney on Friday February 16. Accompanying Ivy on all East Coast dates is Melbourne soul artist Nasty Mars, with local opening slots going to Oh Boy, Keelan Mak, François, Sophigrophy, Strictface & Skivvybeats, with more to be announced.
‘Chasing Stars’ which premiered on the airwaves via triple j’s Good Nights, is a shimmering, infectious and dreamy ride of electronic, disco-house-pop, powered by inimitable voice of Bertie Blackman. Ivy met Blackman while supporting Urthboy, and the pair quickly became mutual appreciators. Ivy later reached out with an instrumental, a soaring run of synths and horns that reminded Blackman of flying. Typically, Ivy drives the writing process but she let her take a lead on the lyrics for this one.
“’Chasing Stars’ is one of my favourite moments on the album.” Says Ivy, “Being given the opportunity to work with Bertie was a dream come true for me. The dynamics of the instrumentation are the perfect fit to the strong and sometimes fragile moments of Bertie’s vocals on the song, which are SO rich with emotion and meaning. Bertie and I started writing it over email, however the finished song came together in a couple of hours in Joyride’s studio above a pub in suburban Sydney. The vocal tracking only took three hours; however, the instrumentation is what took the longest. I’ve hung onto this song in demo form for about a year and a half now. Lyrically, ‘Chasing Stars’ is about Lincoln Beachey, the first person to do a loop to loop in an airplane. The music has many layers which depict the endless landscape of the sky.”
Alice Ivy ‘I’m Dreaming’ National Headline Tour
Special Guests Announced & Tickets On Sale Now
FRI 16 FEB HUDSON BALLROOM SYDNEY NSW
w/ special guests Nasty Mars & Oh Boy
FRI 23 FEB BLACK BEAR LODGE BRISBANE QLD
w/ special guests Nasty Mars & Keelan Mak
SAT 24 FEB HOWLER MELBOURNE VIC
w/ special guests Nasty Mars & The Martians, François, Sophiegrophy and more TBA
FRI 2 MAR ROCKET BAR ADELAIDE SA
w/ Strictface & Skivvybeats
SAT 3 MAR MR LONELY PERTH WA
w/ special guests TBA
THU 29 MAR STAR BAR BENDIGOVIC
w/ special guests TBA
ALSO APPEARING AT:
FRI 9 MARCH/SAT 10 MARCH – PANAMA FESTIVAL, TAS
SUN 11 – 18 MARCH – SXSW 2018 – AUSTIN, TEXAS USA
23 – 25 MARCH – THE HILLS ARE ALIVE – VIC