INsiders Guide Artist Of The Week: Ivory Layne
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Justin Timberlake’s latest signing to his artist development company, Ivory Layne, is a pop soul singer who has drawn comparisons to a young Adele. She’s just released her brand new single entitled “Boy Loves Me”, which is starting to cause more buzz around the music world. Already this past year she released 3 songs where she was featured in Billboard, in which they described Ivory; “Nashville’s newest star may just be the new Adele, and her name is Ivory Layne.” – Billboard.
Ivory says, “I wrote ‘Boy Loves Me’ as a feminist love song; a piece where I could express the wonder of being a hopeful romantic without sacrificing my strength or independence as a woman.”
Ivory 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, proving just how gifted she is. In 2011, her work caught the attention of Grammy award-winning producer, Ed Cash. They teamed up and wrote, produced, and released her first EP, called “Volume One”. After this she left her home town of Denver, NC, and moved to Nashville, TN, to further developed her skills as an artist. It wasn’t long before 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 talents then 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. She traveled to London to work with high profile producer Liam Howe on new music, including her latest release “Boy Loves Me”. You don’t want to miss out on the Ivory Layne experience.