Creative Review New Music
Rising Nashville-based singer songwriter Ivory Layne announces the release of her debut EP ‘Confetti’ today, and releases mesmerising music video for the title track.
Shot in her own home while in quarantine in Nashville, the music video for ‘Confetti’ resonates with Ivory’s love of movie soundtracks and captures the stirring ethereal ode to moving on from ‘the party that was so hard to leave’. The quarantined-inspired music video was directed by artists Aaron Campbell and Gatton with full art direction, styling and editing duties courtesy of Ivory herself.
Ivory explains, “I wanted something colourful that we could feasibly bring to life in the confines of my place. We created ‘the party that was so hard to leave’ from the bridge of Confetti with cake, streamers, and glitter that refuses to help pay rent but somehow insists on sticking around.”
Set for release on the 19th of February 2021, the ‘Confetti EP’ is a collection of powerfully emotive songs that shows just why Billboard tipped her to become “the new Adele” and places her in the sphere of contemporary pop polymaths like Maggie Rogers.
Produced by Nick Atkinson and Edd Holloway aka The Barn Productions (Lewis Capaldi, Gabrielle Aplin, Dean Lewis) Jimmy Robbins (Keith Urban, Maren Morris, Miranda Lambert) and Ivory herself, the Confetti EP is Ivory’s first UK release since signing with Justin Timberlake’s development company Villa 40 and showcases the unique voice and masterful songwriting that caused Timberlake to sit up and take notice of Ivory’s talents.
Tipped for stardom by the likes of Billboard, V Magazine and Live Nation’s Ones To Watch, Layne’s remarkable talent has garnered critical acclaim as well as attracting a wealth of stellar collaborators.
In just a few years, she’s worked with Grammy award-winning producer Ed Cash (Dolly Parton, Amy Grant) on her debut EP; collaborated with Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness and Needtobreathe; written for other artists alongside co-writes with some of Nashville’s finest including Jimmy Robbins, Shane McAnally and Lori McKenna. Layne’s sharpness in the writer’s room has also landed her two global ad campaigns, one for prestigious jewellery house Swarovski and another for cable giant, HBO.
The Confetti EP is primed to cement Layne’s reputation as one of the world’s finest, rising female talents.