It's getting colder, Summer feels like a distant memory, and all the depressing piano covers are taking over the charts again... It must be Winter.
I don't know about you, but one thing that I love about Summer is the pop music that goes along with it. The warm tones, the uplifting lyrics and those choruses that make you wanna shout along to them at the top of your voice. The lovely lady that I'm about to introduce to you does just that. All year round! Her name is Just Ivy, and she makes bloody catchy pop music! She was kind enough to answer a few questions for us, so let's see what she had to say...
Hey Ivy, thanks for talking to us here at Popshade. Why don't you tell us a bit about who you are and what you do?
I am an artist; I was drawn to music from a very early age and had a passion for it for as long as I can remember. Right now I'm working on my debut album. My first single, “Paradise,” which features Akon is currently out now. Second single “Bad Girl Take Over” produced DJ Khaled featuring Meek Mill is coming soon, and I’m very excited about it.
This record is something totally different from “Paradise.” It shows a different side of me, and different style of music.
So, who would you say most influences your music?
I admire and respect a lot of artists and love different music genres. But I think its not really about someone who influences, it’s about where my hearts leads me in music. That very first second I fall in love with the beat or write something...It’s all about the moment you live in and things and experiences that are happening inside you.
We love your new single "Paradise (feat. Akon)", it's such a pop SMASH! But what does the song mean to you?
Thank you so much! This song means a lot to me because its my debut single and a starting point of my dream with a lot of hard work and a long way behind for this to happen. Then, Paradise in general, is a place where you can enjoy peace and not worry about anything. Doesn't matter where it is. As long you can share it with someone close to your heart.
How was working with Akon? Not everyone gets to have a superstar on their debut single!
It was an incredibly elevating experience working with Akon. We were going for a feel-good party record, and Akons vibe and energy gave the song that extra pop.
Our managers thought it would be a great fit to do this song together, and we made it happen, and I'm forever grateful.
Your music just makes us feel good, is that your intention with your music?
You just made my day, because this is exactly my intention. If my music puts a smile on somebody's face, or makes them feel good, or helps them go through a tough day, or reminds them of happy moments that's my biggest reward :)) So my intention is to give people positive emotions, when it comes to party records. Strength when it comes to a sad song...anything that they can relate themselves with that would make them feel better.
How will you know when you have "made it"?
You"Made it" is when someone else is saying that about you LOL! To me "Made it" comes with life. When on every level of it that is important for you, you set goals and you accomplish them. I just know that with time priorities change...so do the goals. The most important thing is to become better in what you put your heart in, whether its professional or private life. And give it your best.
What can we expect from you in the future?
I'm working hard on my show and music...and I'm blessed to be surrounded and work with very talented people, who put a lot of their soul in their work with me, I hope you won't be disappointed. My single “Bad Girl Take Over” is coming soon, followed by the video, and all the rest is too soon to talk about.
Finally, where can we find you?
I'd like to thank Ivy for taking the time to answer these questions.
So there you have it. A down to Earth popstar who makes ridiculously catchy pop music. Shocker, right? Like I said in the intro, Ivy brings Summer back to me and that can only be a good thing. I look forward to seeing what else she releases, as I'm sure you do. I wish her the best of luck.