Vanessa Ivey
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Vanessa Ivey

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Since I'm just starting out, I've had the resources to record three originals so far. Here they are:

Let it End
Train Train
Under the Waves



Music first took hold of Vanessa at age 7, and through her formative years she honed skills in a folk rock band, jam sessions, church gigs and musical theater. While a music theater major at NYU, Vanessa fell in love with the mellow, honest sounds of Cole Porter, Rogers and Hart, and George and Ira Gershwin. For years, she swam in the cool, well charted waters of such classics as "Under my skin", "So in Love", and "Embraceable You".

While her love of the American songbook was strong, the venue of a musical theater stage didn't satisfy her need for self-expression. While touring Europe as Maria in West Side Story, Vanessa decided to take control of her music and began to pen what would become the songs that defined her.

When she wrote “Let it End� she was on a New York City subway. She wrote the lyrics in about 10 minutes – they poured out of her. Vanessa was hearing the three opening notes over and over in her and then they just took off on a melody that was writing itself. Musically, this song is a simple one. But the simplicity of it serves it the right way. When it came time to arrange the music, Vanessa wanted to keep it stripped down. Just four guys in a room playing together while she sang. The lyrics aren't fancy but describe a very complex relationship, and as such she wanted to keep the music as straightforward as possible. Lyrically, this song is about knowing what's good for you but just not being able to walk away from what’s not. It speaks to how we are addicted to the people around us and how they serve some desire in us, even if that desire is pain. “Let it End� is about the final night, the last straw, a song about strength and weakness. It’s about feeling the pull both ways; having a desperate need for balance. It expresses a way of seeing the world that seems fair, that seems whole. Vanessa’s music is her way of expressing that wholeness, that oneness: in chords that fill us up and swell the heart and lyrics that speak our truth. In a word, this music is Americana.