The Melbourne artist delivers funky thrills on new single ‘Sunrise’, this blast of hot energy amid our cooling climate. There are shades of ‘70s radio, even a bit of early hip-hop, all blended into this furiously original package. Refusing to be pinned down, Alice Ivy has linked with Canadian rapper Cadence Weapon, whose voice takes the single to a fresh place. It’s a biting return, one soaked in colour and rampant energy, blessed with that emphatically engaging chorus.
Grab yourself a cocktail in a coconut! Melbourne producer extraordinaire Alice Ivy is back with a brand-new single to perfectly stave off the cold-weather blues with the vibrant new track, “Sunrise” (out now via Last Gang Records) premiered via Clash Magazine.
Featuring a collaboration with acclaimed rapper and vocalist Cadence Weapon (not to mention a whole lot of cowbell bangin’), the new track is a disco dancefloor bop, with bright splashes of color and hypnotic surges of warped chords – like a funky ’70s radio classic that’s been beamed into outer space, remixed by aliens, and blasted back to Earth. The song was also mixed alongside famed producer Andrew Dawson (Kanye West, Childish Gambino) at his studio in LA.
LISTEN TO ALICE IVY’S NEW SINGLE “SUNRISE” FEAT. CADENCE WEAPON HERE
The single’s release is accompanied by an equally colourful lyric video that was shot and animated in London with Aussie expat director Harry Deadman. Juxtaposing collaged images of both Ivy and Weapon with vivid animation, the video for “Sunrise” brings the song to life, and its two creators together, despite their transcontinental divide, elevating the song’s undeniable dance party vibe.
WATCH THE VIDEO FOR “SUNRISE” FEAT. CADENCE WEAPON HERE
“When I started writing “Sunrise” it was the middle of the Australian winter,” explains Alice Ivy aka Annika Schmarsel. “I wanted to write something that reminded me of summer, especially in Melbourne, which for me is all about having park beers with my friends in Edinburgh Gardens or being on a rooftop listening to music. When I showed Cadence the song in Toronto he was on the same wavelength and funnily enough Toronto had one of the hottest weeks on record, so that’s how ‘Sunrise’ was born!”
“Sunrise” is the follow up to “In My Mind” feat. Ecca Vandal that Ivy released via Last Gang back in July – another perfect example of why Alice Ivy is now considered the Queen of intelligent electronic music in Australia with her ingenious production skills and ability to weave intricate sonic tapestries. Northeast Party just gave the track the remix treatment, you can check out “In My Mind (Northeast Party House Remix) HERE.
With five past singles on high rotation at triple j and an ever-growing reputation for her explosive live performances, Alice Ivy is fast becoming recognized as one of Australia’s most versatile and exhilarating artists. With her second album slated for release in 2020, the good times and the big singles only look set to continue to roll out into the new year and beyond.