Ivy-Jane Browne releases debut EP 'Midsummer'
Sydney artist Ivy-Jane Browne has just released her debut EP, Midsummer. The project has been in the works for over two years, but this is just the first taste of the Aussie synth-pop songstress. Working with Sydney-based producer and musician Jerome Blazé, Ivy blended her love of glossy pop with his love of atmospheric electronica to create Midsummer.
The EP opens with her debut single Savannah, a dark synth-pop track exploring feminine sexuality and carnality as well as the volatile nature of envy. Savannah is followed by Charles and Jane, an electro-pop song about breakups, murder and Charles Bukowski. The Archer is a sparkly, expansive dream-pop track about past lives, David Bowie and astrology. The EP concludes with A Good Man, a haunting piano ballad about self-sabotage, accompanied by a wall of dissonant and supernatural strings.
Ivy-Jane Browne is a 20-year-old singer, songwriter and producer from Sydney’s inner-west. Born to musician parents, she grew up on the sound of Joni Mitchell, David Bowie and Gillian Welch. Combining her first love of language and her obsession with pop music - Ivy began to write songs at the age of 11. Drawing inspiration from poets such as T.S. Eliot, Charles Bukowski and Leonard Cohen, she makes use of dark imagery and gruesome realism. Abundantly personal and vulnerable, her music explores the grisly aspects of human connection in a sparkly pop context.
Check out the EP’s launch at Marrickville’s Gasoline Pony, supported by Zoe Davis and Mel Ertler, on August 11th at 5pm.