Alice Ivy has treated fans to a second taste of her upcoming third studio album, Do What Makes You Happy. The new single, ‘Broke My Heart,’ brings together the dream-pop prowess of Mallrat and the grime cred of London’s Jelani Blackman.
‘Broke My Heart’ follows in the album’s infectious lead single ‘Howlin’ At The New Moon’, featuring US soul singer Mayer Hawthorne. The new single sees the ARIA-nominated producer venture into fresh sonic territory, infusing her signature pop, soul and electronica sound with a playful twist.
Alice Ivy – ‘Broke My Heart’ feat. Mallrat & Jelani Blackman
“Broke My Heart is one of my favourite songs from my new album, but it took a while to come together,” said Ivy – real name Annika Schmarsel – in a statement. “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, so I decided to let it rest for a bit.”
Ivy later witnessed Blackman performing at the UK’s Great Escape, and knew she wanted him on the track. “I went up to him afterwards and floated the idea of working on something,” she said. “A little while later, I sent him the demo with Mallrat and asked if he wanted to put a verse on it, and he absolutely nailed it.
“I love how this song makes you feel like you’re floating. Mallrat and Jelani’s vocals are both so smooth. I’m super proud of it and so excited that it’s coming out, and I can’t wait to hear the 808s on a festival PA.”
Mallrat was similarly enthusiastic about how ‘Broke My Heart’ turned out. “Annika is one of my best friends, and she’s so pretty and sexy and funny, and one of my favourite collaborators,” said Mallrat. “It always feels like we’re just hanging out whenever we’re in the studio, so things came together really naturally for ‘Broke My Heart’.”
Alice Ivy’s new record, Do What Makes You Happy, has yet to be given a release date, but we’re told it’ll be coming soon. You can catch Ivy playing live at Queenscliff Music Festival this November.