Philly alt-R&B artist Ivy Sole is out with a new project next Wednesday. CANDID will feature "Call Me," the Lil Wayne-interpolating single full of catchily articulated and all-too-relatable relationship drama, and "Bamboo," their latest single out today.
"Bamboo" is another showcase of Ivy Sole's cutting and poetic lyrical presence and their deft commanding of modern R&B tropes. The composition glows with a slightly psychedelic feeling reminiscent of The Internet and Frank Ocean with Sole as its striking conductor, observing her memories from a bittersweet bird's eye. To get a strong sense of their presence, watch the song's music video above — it stars Sole on a beach in Ghana, performing the track on a secluded beach.
Sole had this to say about the song in a press statement:
“Throughout the new album, I’m questioning truth through embellished and fictionalized relationships to my family, loved ones, and romantic partners. 'Bamboo' is no different. It’s a lamentation for love that never makes it to the light, but more aptly the dismay, confusion, and longing that comes with unreciprocated willingness to step into light together. One of the songs that has been a mainstay for me is PM Dawn’s "Set Adrift on Memory Bliss" and that phrase is one of the many inspirations for the sonics––life and love had set me adrift and I wanted to sway towards some kind of equilibrium. 'Bamboo' is a pendulum, steady and flowing, the epitome of the slow crawl of stasis towards static.”