With the release of their new single "Be Alright", O'Ivy takes a fresh approach to some classic genres, while blending and breathing a unique life into the song. Laced with addictive progressions, pop infused vocals, and an alternative rock overtone, the record boasts the aesthetic of indie rock anthems.
"'Be Alright' is about struggling with mental health and isolation. It’s about being close with those who are also struggling, and finding a balance between feeling frustrated, but still wanting them and yourself to be alright." explains songwriter Cat O'Toole of the band's single.
The "Be Alright" single speaks volumes for the band, and it serves as a prequel to their upcoming full length album, Bloom set to be released later this year.
O'Ivy came to be when songwriter and vocalist Cat O'Toole ended her endeavors with her previous band, The Vigilettes. O'Ivy was born out of O’Toole’s need for a new musical outlet. Starting as a 2 piece with herself and drummer Cody Perkins, the two began writing songs together. Bassist Jessee Halbower joined up early on, knowing Cat from their previous band The Vigilettes. It wasn't long before Cody's sister Cory stepped into the project on keys. Finally to complete the lineup, Cory’s partner Justin Mills joined in on lead guitar. The circle of good friends and musical talent bring all the right influences to the sound of the band as a whole.
"Bloom is our first full album, and our sound has definitely evolved as each new band member joined the lineup. I wrote all the songs on guitar, and each person had to sort of find their parts. After that, writing new material has been much more collaborative because we are all there for the entire process." says O'Toole of creating the record.
"Be Alright" is available now for streaming and downloads on most major digital outlets. The band plans two more single releases before the full length Bloom hits platforms.
To learn more about O'Ivy, please visit: https://oivy.bandcamp.com/