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IVORY BLUE – Elite Dreamland

 

 

 

IVORY BLUE - Elite Dreamland
IVORY BLUE – Elite Dreamland

 

ARTIST NAME: IVORY BLUE

 

SONG TITLE: Elite Dreamland

 

RELEASE DATE: February 17, 2020

 

GENRE: Soft Rock

 

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Tell us your source of inspiration.

Memory mostly. There will be an event of some type or a collage of different happenings and then a few weeks, months, years later I’ll hone into that moment and write what I’m feeling at the time or from something I see, hear, feel at any given moment.

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Discuss how you develop your music style.

It depends. If I’m using a DAW my writing style is much more different than if I am playing my acoustic guitar and writing.

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Elaborate on multi-genre music.

I tend to write directly based on how and what I’m feeling, so if I’m in a pop mood I’ll write pop. If I am in a folk mood, I will write folk and same goes for Rock, Soft Rock and Alternative Rock/Pop. I’ve even been told that some of my songs have a blues or Country Music feel.

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Tell us the best means of reaching fans.

Content seems to be the new word for songs, and social media personality is the new way of reaching fans in a relatable way.

 

My fans tend to react mostly to releases and videos. So, the way I reach them is mostly through Social Media. Facebook, Instagram etc. I also interact with fans when they reach out via messenger.

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Discuss the process involved in launching a musical career.

I never thought about launching a musical career. It evolved from starting to play guitar and singing in small coffee shops when I was very young to what it has become today and will grow as I grow.

 

I’m still learning about the music business and I have been very lucky to connect with the right people that push me in the direction I want to go.

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Tell us how to develop a lyric to a full song.

Sometimes I sing gibberish and write what sounds like what I just sang with some tweaking and other times words start pouring out.

 

On other occasions I freestyle and get lucky lol. My best songs seem to come from unexpected sounds and thoughts and are written in a matter of minutes.

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Tell us how you come up with a melody.

Most of my songs come alive from freestyling. I record everything I do and have loads of song ideas in my database that I tap into when I’m working on a new song. Sometimes I workshop it till it translates or I save it for another song.

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Tell us your ideal type of recording studio.

I like things to be practical. Have everything where it’s easy to get to. Top instruments that I love playing and aren’t challenging to play. Professional recording software is a must. Top microphones and/or microphone emulation software. Top guitar amps that can make my sound your sound. Some hardware like compressors and EQ. I produce myself and hire a professional bassist and drummer since those are not the instruments I play.

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Describe the factors you consider in a good song.

A catchy melody with good hooks, strong lyrics, a strong musical foundation, and good flowing harmonies. Great bass and drums are a must. A song people never get tired of listening to.

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Tell us how you impact your listeners with your songs.

I want to be as real as possible while I perform for my fans. I try not to overplay my instruments so as not to oversaturate the rawness I tend to bring to my playing style.

 

My fans tell me when they walk away from a show that it has inspired them, helped them cope with daily struggles, that they left not feeling alone in this world, feeling loved and understood. Those are the things that drive me to write.

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Tell us how you interact with producers and music directors.

I hope I interact well. I’m a good listener and I’ve learned so much from engineers and producers I’ve worked within the past.

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Tell us how you feel after the completion of a song.

I love it when a project comes together and how it can inspire and help someone else.

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Tell us your worst song and state the reason.

The worst songs are those I overthink and overwork. I made too many changes to from where I initially started to the point that I must let it sit for a while, come back to it later and realize that the stripped-down version was sometimes all it needed.

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Tell us what you will change in your music.

As far as genre goes, I write many different styles because I play and sing what I feel.

 

Depending on the song, I arrange and produce to make it sound as I hear it with the melody and lyrics.

 

Changes come mostly from learning how to be a better producer and mixer. Making new work a little better than the last one.

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Tell us what is special about this release.

It started out as a punk song believe it or not. It had a catchy vibe over a fast drum beat and the song was much higher in relation to what it is now. It wasn’t until months later and when I started recording it that it came out as a slow and intimate song.

 

The lyrics are personal and deep-rooted feelings of how I feel about myself and the world we live in.

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Tell us about your future goals.

Continue to write a lot of songs, perform my whole life, become a better producer of all types of styles and arrangements, collaborate with more artists and learn from the best, and in turn help other artists with their music.

 

I want to travel and perform all over the world and share my music to make people feel good. I have a vision I believe in and won’t lose sight of.

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Tell us how you overcome obstacles.

The music business can be a brutal one and hits us right in the face when least expected.

 

Anger is my first reaction, then I convince myself that it’s meant to be and for a good reason and when I’ve told myself enough reasons to make sense of things, I lock myself up in the studio and write new songs. That’s still the best way for me to get myself back together and focus on my vision.

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Elaborate on the song.

‘Elite Dreamland’ is a song about thinking back when things were better. How we always seem to want things, but when the time comes to change to be better, we aren’t ready to take the first step.

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Elaborate on your artist name and the title of the album.

My name is Ivory Blue and the album’s title is ‘Compound Love.’ My name has changed many things over the past 5 years. Sometimes it’s nice to know that things can change for the better… in retrospect.

 

The album’s title comes from our view of love and how many ways we express different kinds of love. It is a metaphor for remaining content by thinking we are better off not taking risks to better our lives.

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Share your press release and review with us

IVORY BLUE is an Alternative Rock/Pop Singer-Songwriter with a twist of styles to keep you entertained for hours.

 

 

Ivory’s original music has fans jumping up and down and draws them closer to the front of the stage to join IVORY BLUE in an unforgettable performance. A soaring vocal range, and lyrics so powerful, it will put everyone in their own mood…

 

Stories told from life’s painful memories but encouraging messages have made people of all ages leave the show with a renewed sense of hope and understanding of what this great artist shares through music.

 

On December 12, 2017, IVORY BLUE won the National neXt2Rock music competition over 1800 bands and got a deal with BMLG, Nashville, TN.

 

Here are what judges had to say:

Scott Borchetta:

“You exude artistry from the minute you stop on that stage”

 

John Varvatos:

“You’re a true artist”

 

Desmond Child:

“I love everything about you, you sing what you live, you’re fantastic”

 

Chris Lord-Alge:

“Giving us the diamond in the rough we can only dream of, the foundation that’s built underneath it, that’s what music is made from”

 

Steve Jones:

“You got a lot of potential”

 

IVORY BLUE’s new release of Elite Dreamland takes a different turn on what this amazing artist is all about. Unlike the songs in the Ready Get Set EP which are Rock/Pop, this song is a Soft Rock production with harmonies and lyrics touching hearts on a different note.

 

A singer-songwriter whose music is a passionate fusion of full-bodied Rock with a dash of Pop hooks and a healthy dose of swagger, IVORY BLUE, formerly known as IVORY BLACK until a name change in 2018, is an artist dedicated to breaking down barriers and defying staid conventions.

 

Ivory lived a nomadic existence until settling in Kansas City MO and becoming part of the local musical community.

 

After winning a nationwide talent contest in 2017, Ivory was championed as a grand prize winner and was dealt a one-year recording contract with BMLG and mega international radio play.

 

More!

Ivory experienced a great deal of emotional turmoil as a child. He was put up for adoption at the age of 4 and lived with several foster families until adopted at the age of 9.

 

 

At a very young age, he picked up the guitar and began writing songs by use of a tape player to layer sounds that added to an acoustic song production.

 

At the age of 15, and after experiencing much turmoil in life, Ivory ran away from home and traveled across the country, playing acoustic shows in coffee shops or wherever the opportunity presented itself.

 

As a multi-instrumentalist, Ivory began refining their performance style, using digital looping pedals to stack harmonies and guitar parts live on stage, giving their solo shows the feel of a full band.

 

In 2011, Ivory settled in Kansas City, MO, and quickly began attracting an intense regional following for their strong vocals and incisive, deeply personal lyrics.

 

By 2013, Ivory was playing regularly in and around Kansas City, and the first EP “Ready Get Set” was released in 2015. While the EP helped spread the word and got much attention from regional radio and TV stations, a big break would come in 2017, when entering NeXt2Rock, a nationwide talent search to find fresh and promising rock artists. Over 1800 national bands entered to win. Ivory was among the top 5 local bands and won regional to move on to the top 5 national bands who battled it off for the win in Los Angeles CA at the legendary Viper Room.

 

Ivory Blue won over the judges, Scott Borchetta, John Varvatos, Chris Lord-Alge, Desmond Child, Steve Jones, and Gavin Rossdale, and became the grand prize winner! landing a year record deal with BMLG who re-released the song Ready Get Set from the 2015 EP. Ivory’s 2018 re-release of Ready Get Set undauntedly received National and International airplay within weeks.

 

In February 2020 and after studying the craft of recording and self-producing, this amazing singer-songwriter with soaring vocals, passionate love for everyone struggling through life, released “Elite Dreamland.” There are no words to describe the incredible artistry behind this song. a single that hits your heart about understanding how it feels to be misunderstood in a world of people that seem to know what they are doing.

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