Watch IVA perform "Young" LIVE at Rittenhouse Soundworks in Philadelphia (58k views and counting!) with her band.
"Young" is the first song release from her upcoming EP "Traitor" recorded with producer Jaron Olevsky (music director to Amos Lee) and Trey Pollard (Natalie Prass, Bedouine, Foxygen) of Spacebomb on string arrangements. Patrick Dillett (David Byrne, St. Vincent, My Brightest Diamond) takes mixing credits. And IVA’s bandThe New Young provides the dynamic, dreamy foundation.
IVA has been cultivating her heartfelt, vocal-driven sound since her early days as a conservatory student in New York. Compared to artists like Aimee Mann, Natalie Prass, and Bat for Lashes for her sophisticated songwriting and powerful, etherial voice, she’s been tapped as “Who’s Next” by M Musicians Magazine, “supremely talented” by Guitar World’s Acoustic Nation, and featured in Billboard Magazine as an artist to watch. Originally trained in opera at Juilliard and Manhattan School of Music, she began performing on television (Conan O’Brien) and off-broadway shows and started writing her own material.
After moving to the States from Sweden, she released "Leap" to NPR and tastemaker stationsrecorded with her Philadelphia-based band The New Young (Ross Bellenoit, Sam Nobles, Matt Scarano, Sonja Bontragger, Nate Gonzalez). Years before, she signed with New York label Vurse to record her self-titled debut album, and followed up with “Ivolution” on Universal Sweden, launching her onto national radio and TV while she was making her debut at the Royal Opera of Stockholm. In 2015 the Vasa Order of America named IVA Swedish American of the Year for her contributions to cultural exchange. Past honorees include actress Ann Margaret, astronaut Buzz Aldrin, and Nils Löfgren of Bruce Springsteen’s E-Street Band.
She begins tour this September with dates and house concerts in Boston, New York, New Jersey, Vermont, and New Orleans thus far …