ives. : Callin' Ur Phone
Aucklander Liv Jones has barely had two weeks to reflect on her debut single Callin' Ur Phone, which she released under the artist name ives. Since unleashing it onto the worldwide web just eleven days ago it has quickly accumulated close to 7,000 streams on Soundcloud, along with support from a number of respected international blogs/platforms like hillydilly and Project U.
Coming from a dancing background, Liv likes to explore connections between movement and sound, so it will be interesting to see what the first visual/music video looks like. Sitting short and sweet at three minutes and 17 seconds long, ives. wastes no time in getting her ideas and emotions across to the audience. The song boasts some impressive local credits: co-written with Evan Sinton (MAALA), produced by Mark Perkins (merk, Fazerdaze) and mastered by Djeisan Suskov (Leisure); surely only further validation of ives.' quality end product.
The underlying keys and violin stabs give the piece quite a laid-back R&B/pop like feel, purposely leaving some room for Liv to deliver her mesmerising vocals, and to allow the bridge and choruses to remain fully ingrained in the listener's head
Wait until the rain falls 'til you say my name
Wait until the sky crawls 'til I see you again