Australian artist, producer and multi-instrumentalist, Alice Ivy is excited to share the video for her latest single, Broke My Heart featuring Mallrat and Jelani Blackman, released via Helix Records.
Broke My Heart infuses elements of soul, electronica and pop to create a fresh, immersive sound which lends itself perfectly to the charms of the unexpected-but-perfectly-
Speaking about the new video, Alice Ivy says “The hardest part about collaborating with artists all over the world is that we’re rarely in the same place at the same time. I wanted Mallrat and Jelani Blackman to be in the music video for ‘Broke My Heart’ so badly, but between me working in the studio in Melbourne, Mallrat being a rockstar on tour in the States and Jelani releasing his album in London, it didn’t seem possible. Then I had a wild idea to send each of them an old school camcorder in the post with a scavenger-hunt style list of things that evoke being heartbroken. It’s always the little things like going grocery shopping or making a cup of tea alone that really hit you in the feels, as well as the requisite wandering the streets, cuddling your fur babies and getting all introspective and moody on the piano or guitar. I was like a kid on Christmas morning waiting for those camcorders to come back and both Mallrat and Jelani hit it out of the park. It was so interesting getting everyone’s different perspectives of the shot list! It’s a fun clip with two bonafide superstars that I had the great privilege of working with, plus I got to smash a cake at the end of the clip, which is a thoroughly enjoyable experience whether you’ve just had your heart broken or not.”
Sharing the story behind the track, Alice Ivy reveals, “Mallrat and I frequently work together in my studio in Melbourne. We had this song that I really loved but we couldn’t quite get it flowing properly. I always knew that I wanted to do something with it but I decided to rest it for a little bit… A few months later I travelled to the UK to play some shows and I saw Jelani Blackman play at Great Escape. His set was sooo good, I went up to him afterwards and floated the idea of working together. A few months later I sent him the demo with Mallrat and asked if he wanted to put a verse on it, he sent me stems a couple of weeks later! I love how this song makes you feel like you’re floating, Mallrat’s and Jelani’s vocals on it are so smooth. I’m super proud and so excited that it’s coming out and I can’t wait to hear the 808s on a big festival PA.”
On the collaboration, Jelani Blackman shares, “I’ve been into this tune from the second I heard it. It was so easy to write for because I fully get that feeling of heartbreak, because sometimes it’s unintentional and you still love the person. Me and Alice have been chatting for a while, it’s sick collaborating on something together and also with Mallrat, big fans of them both. Always cool to work with people in such diff places of the world than me, especially on a song I like so much.”
Mallrat says, “Annika [Alice Ivy] is one of my best friends and she’s so pretty and sexy and funny and one of my favourite collaborators! It always feels like we’re just hanging out whenever we’re in the studio, so things came together really naturally.”
Alice Ivy‘s co-write and production credits also include two tracks on Mallrat’s debut album, Teeth and Butterfly Blue, Georgia Maq on Someone Stranger and more recently, global features with Jordana on SYT, which reached #79 on Spotify‘s global Indie Pop chart, and Cool Whip by Belot that premiered on BBC Radio 1‘s ‘Future Sounds’ with Clara Amfo. In May 2022, she was invited to perform at the premier UK festival The Great Escape, followed by her first US festival performance at Electric Forest, with appearances across Splendour In The Grass, Groovin’ The Moo, Wine Machine, NYE In The Park, Wanderer, St Kilda Festival, the F1 Australian Grand Prix and more – Corona Capital this November will mark her Mexico City performing debut.
Now with the forthcoming record ‘Do What Makes You Happy’ in her wings, Alice Ivy’s sights are set for the world. Pieced together over the last year amidst sessions Annika spent across the US. the album boasts an extension of Alice Ivy’s enhanced production prowess and recent cementation as a highly sought-after songwriter, producer and engineer consistently accumulating an impressive list of accolades since her 2018 debut album ‘I’m Dreaming’.
Broke My Heart is out now via Helix Records – buy/stream here.
Fri 17 – Sun 19 Nov – Corona Capital – Tenochtitlan / Mexico City
Thu 23 – Sun 26 Nov – Queenscliff Music Festival – Wadawurrung Country / Queenscliff
Photo Credit: Ian Laidlaw
Thanks to Twnty Three