Check our exclusive interview with talented artist Ivy Layne.
Creating a unique pop fusion genre that is all her own, Ivy’s sound combines an infectious Caribbean rhythm and European funk with an undertone heavily influenced by electric dance music that listeners can’t help but move to.
The blonde bombshell was born in Ukraine and moved to France when she was a pre-teen with her mother, father and two brothers. Since the time she could speak, Ivy knew with absolutely certainty that one day she would be a singer.
Ivy Layne is signed to Cape Republic Records.
What is your musical background?
Music has been a major part of my life since I was little girl, I enjoy expressing my feelings and my passion through my music and writing. It’s priceless, the feeling you get when your music is helping somebody through good or bad times.
Is your family musical?
Music is a big part of my family. I remember growing up and my parents loved to listen to Prince’s music, that’s why he has influenced my music and artistry.
What kind of music do you listen to normally?
I listen to everything that’s playing on the radio right now, whether I’m on the “go” or when I have my “moments”. I go back to my old play list with my favorite artists from Europe. I normally listen to European Funk music, and lately I have been listening to a lot of Caribbean music such as Dancehall, Soca and Kompa music because my whole team in charge now is from the Caribbean. That’s all they play, it was a no brainer to combine both sounds for the “One You Love.”
Tell us about your debut single “One You Love”?
“One You Love” is a very fresh Caribbean flavor with propulsive rhythmic beats, that will keep people on the dance floor all night long.
Describe your sound in 3 words?
Infectious, Electro and Caribbean.
What were your influences for your music?
Prince, Michel Jackson, Sade, Whitney Houston, Madonna and Gwen Stefani.
What is your next goal as a musician?
I will be shooting part-2 for my music video featuring Popcaan, who is an amazing artist from Jamaica. You might be able to recognize his sultry voice from Drake’s song “Controlla”. Very soon, I will start heading on the road to meet my new fans, and I can’t wait to see them:). I am also working on my first album.
What are the five things you can’t live without?
Family, friends, music, laughing and pasta.
Any loves other than music?
Spending time with family and friends, travel and movies.
Best advice ever given?
Never give up because when you keep believing and trying anything can happen.
Do you get nervous before a performance?
Yes, until I get on the stage.
Any advice for upcoming singers?
Believe in yourself and keep perfecting your craft.
If you weren’t singing, what would you be doing?
Idea of a perfect Sunday?
Chill with people you love, go for a hike, lay by the beach and watch movies.
Do you support any charity?
Yes, we donate to the boys and girls club.
Any exciting news you want to share with us?
Yes, my EP is coming out April 21st and I can’t wait!
How important is Social Media for you?
In today’s life, especially being an artist, it’s an important platform to stay connected with your fans and share things you are doing with them.
Where we can follow you?