Ivory Layne has Signed to Justin Timberlake’s Artist Development Company Villa 40, Releases Her Music Video For The Single “Heaven”
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Nashville’s new pop, singer songwriter, Ivory Layne releases the music video to her new single “Heaven.” CLICK HERE to watch exclusively on Cools.com and listen exclusively on Atwood Magazine. The video was shot in Nashville by Randy Shaffer. The song was produced in London with Liam Howe.
Ivory says, “’Heaven’ was written as a broad-spectrum prayer, something I could sing at any moment to remind myself of a more glorious, large perspective. There have been times in my life when I’ve needed prayer walking through a dark, lonely place—and contrasting moments when I’ve stood in the midst of heady celebration, yet still felt something was missing. This song was designed to be sung in the midst of “I don’t know” and offer words in situations that seem to be without. It is one of my favorite, most therapeutic songs to sing live.”
Ivory Layne isone ofJustin Timberlake’s latest artist development from his company Villa 40. This past year she released her EP where she was featured in Billboardfor her single “Committed.” She is planning to continue releasing a series of singles this Spring.
Ivory Layne may be young, but her music is that of an old soul. Layne started songwriting at age six but didn’t take serious interest until turning fourteen. She taught herself music production, working from her bedroom and posting demos online. In 2011, her work caught the attention of Grammy award-winning producer, Ed Cash. The two wrote, produced, and released her first EP, Volume One, in 2013. Shortly after, Layne moved from her hometown of Denver, NC, to Nashville, TN, to further her artist career. With her prolific lyrics and distinct musicality, Layne was quickly signed to a publishing deal with LBK Entertainment, writing with top names in Nashville such as Jimmy Robbins, Shane McAnally, and Lori McKenna.
Her sharpness in the writer’s room landed her two global ad campaigns featuring her second EP’s title track, “Something’s Gonna Happen” (2014), and gave her opportunities to collaborate with artists such as Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness (Zombies On Broadway). Between her own work and co- writes, Layne also found time for session singing on various projects such as Needtobreathe’s single, “Brother.” Her well-rounded skill-sets attracted the attention of superstar, Justin Timberlake, who signed Layne to his artist development company, Villa40, in 2015. Since signing, Layne has been hard at work crafting her next project in the studio and writer’s room. Her music has flavors of her influences–Peter Gabriel, Annie Lennox, Coldplay, and Imogen Heap, while also taking on a life of its own, an authenticity unique to Layne. Layne travelled to London to work with producer Liam Howe on new music, including her latest release Boy Loves Me. She plans to continue releasing music this spring.
“Ivory Layne Is Your New Heady-Pop Princess …It wasn’t long before Ivory Layne caught the attention of megastar Justin Timberlake, and considering her dulcet, otherworldly vocals and poignant lyrics it’s little wonder why he snapped her up for his artist development agency. Her latest offering, “Heaven,” is half-gospel, half soul-pop with a catchy downbeat and immensely therapeutic message—even for Layne herself.” – Cools
“Nashville’s newest star may just be the new Adele, and her name is Ivory Layne.”– Billboard
“Reminiscent of pop giants like Adele and Annie Lennox, Layne displays impeccable control, building from simmering to soaring vocals over the course of the song. Feminine strength and an inspiring vulnerability saturate the lyrics, acknowledging that a woman is no less independent in yearning for love.”– Live Nation’s Ones To Watch
“With a voice that carries her poetic lyrics flawlessly, Ivory is definitely one to watch” – Hollywood Life
“Layne’s heart-on-sleeve, belt-it-out musical ethos is more Adele than Sia, and her typically heavy pop production leans closer to Kesha than Lana. There is most certainly a space for intimate female crooners with a flare for electropop polish in today’s music scene — and Ivory Layne is occupying it with effortless grace.”– Atwood Magazine
“Check out this brilliantly written and gorgeously delivered song by young artist Ivory Layne. “Boy Loves Me” so perfectly expresses an empowered female perspective while still leaving the door open for vulnerability, hope and, of course, love. “Boy Loves Me” so perfectly expresses an empowered female perspective while still leaving the door open for vulnerability, hope and, of course, love.”– Parade Magazine
Heaven Is available on Spotify:
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