We chat to Belgium’s newest star, Ivy Mode.
Ivy Mode is the sweetest new export from Belgium. Originally finding fame as a contestant on The Voice Belgium, it was clear that Ivy was destined for greatness after her audition cover of Ed Sheeran’s “A Team” reached number 9 in the Flemish national charts.
She has now grown into a brilliant and exciting artist, as evident from her newest track, “Body Next To You”. With her sexy, husky voice, the track is dark and sultry, and as she whispers sweet nothings, it’s hard not to be hypnotised by her vocals.
We managed to sit down with the pop powerhouse to find out all about her.
Who influences you musically?
Banks, Rihanna, Chet Faker (Nick Murphy), AlunaGeorge, etc.
Your latest song “Body Next To You” was fittingly released on Valentines day. What was the inspiration behind this?
It was just about the right timing. The single was finished around that time and it was a song about passion so I thought it was great to release it on the 14th of February.
What can we look forward to next from Ivy Mode?
More music… I’m going to be in the studio as much as possible to be working on new songs. That is definitely the main focus right now!
“[The Voice Belgium] was hectic and stressful, but I knew there and then that I wanted to become an artist.”
To someone who hasn’t heard of you, how would you describe your sound?
Indie electronic pop music with an edge.
How did you feel having your debut single “Money Can’t Buy” become so successful?
I was really surprised. I wasn’t expecting anything and was just really happy about having my debut single out there, so I was super happy about the outcome!
You reached 9th place in The Voice Belgium, how important do you think that step was for you?
The Voice for me was an eye-opener. It was kind of a jump into how it would be like to become an artist. It was hectic and stressful, but I knew there and then that I wanted to become an artist. So in that sense, The Voice was an important step for me.