Australian-born songstress Ivy Adara has released her latest pop single with a twist, “Stranger”.
Although Ivy maintains her pop roots in the song, she also incorporates an acoustic guitar that sets the tone for the tune; engaging in her classical background and her love of old hymns. With “Stranger”, Ivy uses raw vocals and a warm rhythm to reflect on her identity from an outside, honest perspective.
“‘Stranger’ was one of those songs that just fell out. In one moment, everything I had been feeling over a couple of months finally made sense,” said Ivy Adara. “I had been completely detached from reality, almost as if I was floating above myself, watching me live a life that was so far from who I really wanted to be deep inside. I was feeling so depressed my dad came to visit me in LA all the way from Sydney.
For the first time in my life, I could acknowledge that I felt like a stranger in my own skin. I fell on my bed and wrote the lyrics in a number of minutes. I picked up my pen and wrote down some chords. I picked up my guitar, started singing and ‘Stranger’ fell out, like it had been living inside me forever. I was just a passenger. The song was not a part of me, I was a part of the song.”
This catchy, confessional single is only the start of the releases Ivy Adara has lined up for the next year. We can’t wait to see how else she opens up to us!