Alice Ivy releases new single ‘Broke My Heart’ featuring Jelani Blackman and Mallrat

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Melbourne-based artist Alice Ivy has released a new single with Jelani Blackman and Mallrat.

‘Broke My Heart’ is out now via dance music label Helix Records, the new track will feature on Ivy’s forthcoming album, ‘Do What Makes You Happy’.

This will be the ARIA-nominated artist, producer and multi-instrumentalist’s third album.

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‘Do What Makes You Happy’ is set to feature a range of collaborators from across the globe.

The full album was recorded last year in the US with more details to be released soon.

Earlier this year, Ivy released another single from the upcoming album, ‘Howlin’ At The Moon’ which marked the first time that she has used her own vocals on a track since her 2018 debut album ‘I’m Dreaming’.

Speaking on the new single, Ivy said: “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. I always knew that I wanted to do something with it but I decided to rest it for a little bit…”

She continues: “A few months later I travelled to the UK to play some shows and I saw Jelani Blackman play at Great Escape. His set was sooo good, I went up to him afterwards and floated the idea of working together. A few months later I sent him the demo with Mallrat and asked if he wanted to put a verse on it, he sent me stems a couple of weeks later!

“I love how this song makes you feel like you’re floating, Mallrat’s and Jelani’s vocals on it are so smooth. I’m super proud and so excited that it’s coming out and I can’t wait to hear the 808s on a big festival PA,” Ivy adds.

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“I’ve been into this tune from the second I heard it,” says rapper, Jelani Blackman. “It was so easy to write for because I fully get that feeling of heartbreak because sometimes it’s unintentional and you still love the person.

Jelani has been a “big fan” of both Ivy and Mallrat, he says: “Always cool to work with people in such different places of the world than me, especially on a song I like so much.”

Mallrat adds: “Annika [Alice Ivy] is one of my best friends and she’s so pretty and sexy and funny and one of my favourite collaborators! It always feels like we’re just hanging out whenever we’re in the studio, so things came together really naturally.”

Listen to Alice Ivy’s new single ‘Broke My Heart’ featuring Jelani Blackman and Mallrat below.

Becky Buckle is Mixmag’s Multimedia Editor, follow her on Twitter

Written by: Tim Hopkins

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