When a singer-songwriter who lists Ani DeFranco as one of her primary influences and describes her music as “rooted in blues” tells you she’s put together a trip-hop album, you know you’re in for an interesting listen.That’s exactly what you’ll get when you listen to Laura Ivancie’s newest EP, Marrow. The always-lovely Ivancie sat down with us at Star Theater to talk about her solo album release and the new direction she’s decided to take with her music. Ivancie began her musical career five years ago as an acoustic artist, attracted to music as a “beautiful connector of emotion” and “a forefront for a lot of the change that happens in the world.” If you’ve ever heard her play an acoustic set, you know what a powerful experience it can be to hear her belt it out. Her voice as a singer-songwriter remains central to her music even as she breaks into a whole new genre. So why electronic music?
“I just followed my heart,” explains Ivancie. “I had been sitting in with deejays and really just realizing that this music does something completely different to me as a singer. I like to dance to it a lot, I go out and listen to it a lot, so I figured I had to make this transition at some point.”
You’re going to love the new direction she’s taken her music. Be sure to watch her charming interview above, find her on Facebook, and keep your eye on this one—she’s going places.