Kansas City musician Ivory Blue has released the magical single, ‘Elite Dreamland’. It is a compelling listen and it had us reaching for the repeat button!
A gorgeously picked acoustic guitar opens the release. Ivory Blue’s delicious vocals shine in the stripped back instrumentation at the beginning. We adore the lyrics which are relatable and accompanied by a catchy melody. The luscious harmonies also add their own unique charm to the piece. ‘Elite Dreamland’ evolves with the listener, the guitar changes to a powerful strum. The stripped backed acoustic comes back in the final parts of the song. What a beautiful song ‘Elite Dreamland’ is.
Ivory Blue was previously known as Ivory Black until a name change in 2018. Ivory Blue’s press release says, “(I am) dedicated to breaking down barriers and defying staid conventions.” Ivory Blue 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 Blue was championed as a grand prize winner and was dealt a one-year recording contract with BMLG and mega international radio play. Based on the strength of ‘Elite Dreamland’ we can see why!
Ivory Blue is a dedicated and talented artist. The debut EP, ‘Ready Get Set’ was released in 2015 and got much attention from regional radio and TV stations. Also in 2017, Ivory Blue entered the competition NeXt2Rock, a nationwide talent search to find fresh and promising rock artists. Over 1800 national bands entered to win. Ivory Blue 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.
Make sure you check out this magnificent artist this week. Ivory Blue is a unique and beautiful talent who is destined for exciting things this year. We can not wait for the next release.
We have also added ‘Elite Dreamland’ to our Spotify playlist, check it out below.
FVMusicBlog March 2020
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