Watch: Ivy Sole – Talk That Talk

Describing Ivy Sole’s new single ‘Talk That Talk’ as a sublime piece of neo-soul perfection doesn’t even begin to cover just how stunning this release is.

Produced by Sole alongside Josh Crocker, the track came together while the duo were writing in the UK before the pandemic.

The inspiration for the song stems from a six-month period Sole spent studying in Sao Paolo. With that in mind, Brazilian director Juh Almeida was enlisted to create the gorgeous accompanying visuals.

“Juh Almeida’s eye and ethos, and especially her still photography, captivated me from the jump,” explains Sole on their reasons for working with Almeida, “This is the only straightforward love song on the record, and I wanted to honour the place and the people that opened me to myself – Juh’s soft touch on each frame, the lingering motion and pace, and the sincerity that in this cut evokes that same tenderness. It’s also important to me that Africans are in solidarity with each other, regardless of where in the diaspora we find ourselves, so the choice was simple.”

Taken from the critically acclaimed album ‘Candid‘, which is out now.

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Shura – elevator girl (feat. Ivy Sole)

“elevator girl’ is partly inspired by the time I had to get an elevator to my hotel room on the 22nd floor with a first date who I’d only just met in the lobby. When we entered there were other people already in the elevator so we stayed silent because it felt weird to address the awkwardness in front of strangers. But it’s also about the elation of a first date – the fact that it can make you feel kind of high without drugs.”