Ivor Lane - Postplay
(Independent / March 29, 2019)
• Stream the Single 'I Wait Too Long' on Spotify
Haunting and evocative, Chicago based indie artist Ivor Lane's debut EP Postplay makes beauty out of heartache.
"I was in a very dark and isolated emotional place when I wrote this album. But at my core, I am extremely optimistic, I think you can hear that in this record. I was inspired by 90's shoegaze music, most notably Slowdive for the texture and sounds in the songs, and folk singers such as Nico for my vocal performance and soul bearing lyrical content. I want this album to help folks who are sad, by being a friendly voice that doesn't try to heal them, but sits with them as they are, and helps them reflect."
Dreamy, wistful, and romantic, Ivor Lane's soft and expressive tenor is perfect for the mood of Loved Me. They have a distinctive vocal style that is whispery and intimate, fluid and emotion laden. In Miss Me, Ivor's vocals blend seamlessly with a hypnotic chord changes, layered over with spacey synth. It's trippy and affective, all at once.
Reminder is ethereal and otherworldly - like something you might have overheard in a dream. I Wait Too Long is the first single in advance of the release, a showcase for Ivor's distinctive vocal style over a minimalist arrangement of keyboard. You've Got Me bucks the trend, in juxtaposing Ivor's pretty voice against a growly guitar.
Sit back, step out of the world, and hitch along for this trippy ride through the dark side of romance.
1. Loved Me
2. Miss Me
4. I Wait Too Long
5. You've Got Me
Ivor Lane : vocals; Dan Farnsworth : Keys, Guitars, Electronics, Tambourine
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Ivor Lane - I Wait Too Long
The first single from Ivor Lane's EP Postplay. Video by Jon Cates and Meg Noe.