EP Premiere: Ivy-Jane Browne – Midsummer

Thursday, May 30, 2019
Photo by James Tarbotton

Today, we're excited to share with you Ivy-Jane Browne's debut EP Midsummer. The up-and-comer from Sydney has been working on the EP for two years and the result is a stirring and thought-provoking collection of songs.

The EP opens up with the unnerving and shifting beats of 'Savannah', which is a dark-pop track about sexuality and the ferocity of envy. Next up, 'Charles And Jane' draws upon influences including a breakup and literary great Charles Bukowski. The EP then moves into the hauntingly beautiful track 'The Archer'. Midsummer closes with 'A Good Man', which is an introspective and meditative number about self-sabotage.

On Midsummer, she said:
"I saw A Midsummer Night’s Dream four times in one year and its cosmic dreaminess inspired the first concept of the EP. I was obsessed with the storyline and how each production I saw interpreted it in a different way – humorous or dark, supernatural or obscure. I am a very visual person, so each track has its own characters, colours and places which I incorporated into the production. We even used a voice memo from the party that inspired 'The Archer'. I was also inspired by some great poets, Charles Bukowski and T.S. Eliot – so much so that I even wrote a song called 'Charles and Jane'. My ultimate goal with this project was to be as honest with myself as possible, and in turn be honest with everyone else listening."

Listen to Ivy-Jane Browne's stunning debut EP Midsummer below.

Written by Amy Smolcic (@amysmolcic)

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