The Ivy’s dreamy new single ‘Hurts Just Right’
The Oklahoma-based duo The Ivy, is comprised of singer-guitarist Wyatt Clem and keyboardist Shawn Abhari, who will soon show the world exactly what they’re made of. Having shared the stage with groups like LANY and The Band Camino, gotten on the Lollapalooza 2020 lineup, and is one of the first indie-pop bands to emerge from Oklahoma in recent years. The Ivy is on a roll with almost 200,000 monthly Spotify listeners, are preparing new music for their fans, dropping a dreamlike atmospheric single ‘Hurts Just Right’. With rhythms reminiscent of the 1980s, the new single captures the bittersweetness of letting someone go, even though you know it’s the right thing to do.
About the new single, the duo reveals:
Shawn explains how “This song was a demo started by Wyatt with a drum loop, a few guitars, and vocals. We brought the demo to Rob Cohen (Grammy-winning producer: Portugal the man) and Blake Mares, who helped us re-imagine and produce the song.”
When discussing the idea of ‘Hurts Just Right’, Wyatt says that “the inspiration came from that feeling you get when you know it's best to let somebody go, but it obviously still hurts. It's a very bittersweet feeling which we think fits perfectly with the style of the song.”
With critical acclaim, touring, and polishing their upcoming debut album, the duo are gearing up for a summer tour that kicks off in Memphis, making for an exciting time for the band, but while we await the album, get lost in the nostalgic, atmospheric soundscape of 'Hurts Just Right.'