Far from simple, creative-director-style curation and tastemaking, ‘Weakness‘ once again exemplifies Ivy’s adroit skills as a producer and collaborator, meeting the myriad artists that she works with at a mutual halfway point by nurturing a closer, more intimate working relationship. On ‘Weakness‘ just as on previous efforts, the end result reflects both creative partners in true and equal measure, cutting the elation of Alice Ivy’s emotionally-charged electronica through with hints of Sycco’s swirling, psychedelic indie-pop, and neo-soul. Marking a sonic shift for Ivy that more faithfully reflects her formative love of 70’s psychedelic rock, Motown and soul, ‘Weakness‘ sees effects-lathered guitars, chopped vocal samples, and soaring synth lines gliding atop an impeccable, Studio 54-indebted bass and percussion combination, the former coming courtesy of prolific bassist Nick Movshon, a key figure of New York’s funk and soul revival scenes best known for his session work with the likes of Mark Ronson, Amy Winehouse, Bruno Mars and more.
With its groove-driven logic, timeless aesthetics, and the tangible authenticity of emotion and instrumentation, ‘Weakness‘ exemplifies Alice Ivy’s future vision, one which is a finely-tuned equilibrium between virtuosic musicianship, disco ball-nostalgia, and perpetual progression. Sunnied and luxuriant, ‘Weakness‘ also foreshadows her relocation to Los Angeles in early 2022 in order to continue writing and recording her forthcoming third LP, collaborating with a slew of high-profile U.S. artists whom she’s been connecting with online during the pandemic, taking her curatorial finesse to new global reaches. Before then, however, Alice Ivy is set to usher in the new year with a headline set at NYE On The Hill Festival on 31st December 2021, ‘Weakness‘ providing an apt soundtrack for the optimism of a new era.
‘Weakness (feat. Sycco)’ by Alice Ivy is out now,
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