Review: Ivy Levan – Introducing The Dame EP

By on June 8, 2013


Label: Cherrytree/Interscope

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Ivy Levan’s sass-and-swing debut EP spins with sultry, vocal classicism and a Roaring ‘20s decadence: one that suggests evening gloves and black-stick cigarettes; whether it be the slap-bass, piano-jam grandiosity of her lead single “Hot Damn,” or the jazzy glitz of “Money”—likely just missing the cut for the Gatsby soundtrack—where Levan mischievously sings: “Daddy ain’t got no green/Daddy gotta go asleep,” making it easy to imagine the dame, getting herself entangled in Tommy guns and pinstriped suits. @MattCrane

Introducing The Dame is available for purchase on iTunes today.