Ivy Rose - Home
2 Jul 2021
Houston-based singer-songwriter Ivy Rose is back with her third single ‘Home’, co-written and recorded with Lab78’s creative team of Nicholas Littlemore and Peter Mayes (Empire of the Sun, PNAU). The song’s production flirts with Avant Rock and a raw energy broadened by Ivy’s souring vocals, drenched in reverb guitar. ‘Home’ is lifted from Ivy Rose’s upcoming debut EP, to be released in September 2021.
Ivy Rose reveals the new single is for anybody who may be feeling displaced. “I spent my childhood in Louisiana before making the move over to Houston where I did most of my growing up. A little later I was luckily able to spend a lot of time with my parents living in Ireland. I haven’t been back there in a long time now; I think I miss that place the most. As much as I have moved around a lot, home has always been any place where I’m comfortable to just be alone. Alone writing, making, playing…I guess just creating. Hopefully if you're lost, this song will find you somewhere.”
‘Home’ follows on from Ivy Rose’s breakthrough solo single ‘I’ve Been Watching You’, released in January of this year. The single was added into rotation on Australian youth station triple j and gained critical acclaim in music press with Our Culture Mag stating: “In this song, Rose’s mesmeric voice is complemented by sweeping acoustic guitar harmonies, atmospheric synths, and tender and emotive production.”
Born in the mid-nineties, Ivy Rose spent her childhood in Louisiana before making the move over to Houston where she did most of her growing up. Singing seemed almost subconscious. Ivy recalls, “I’ve been interested in singing since before I could remember. My dad and I would record me singing little songs we had written on a tape recorder. I absolutely loved it!” In middle school she took up the guitar with the determination to learn any instrument to accompany her voice.
Since teaming up with Littlemore and Mayes since Littlemore’s wife, artist Gigi Rose Gray, discovered Ivy Rose’s poignant and powerful covers on YouTube, Rose has developed into the artist they’d envisaged, composing complex and powerfully challenging works of art. “There’s something universal about the way Ivy sings, the way she connects.