Presented by: Paradigm
Wednesday, March 18
10:45PM - 11:25PM
323 E 6th St
At first you might not expect such a gutsy and booming voice from L.A.-based singer/songwriter Ivy Levan. Maybe it’s her willowy frame or delicate features that belie the controlled power and rich tone of her delivery. Maybe it's her unassuming smile, or her “it’s-just-what-I-do” ease behind the microphone. Maybe it’s the way she so effortlessly swings the rhythm of a killer melody with both immaculate precision and fierce, unbridled joy. But take a listen to the Arkansas-bred vocalist’s full-length debut album, and all expectations instantly get swept away by the full force of her show-stopping pipes and undeniable command of sleek, yet gritty pop.
Built on the bold and brash sound Levan first revealed on her 2013 EP Introducing the Dame—a sound that she likes to call “swamp hop” her debut album, (title to be announced soon), finds Levan snaking her soulful vocals around smoky, R&B-soaked pop tracks along with fired-up...Show the rest