"Just follow where it takes you
Start up your heart on fire
You got to run free and wild "
OK, she was in a talent show. They rocked and won the format. She recorded an album, landed a No. 2 hit in the German singles charts, was on tour, has received an echo and two gold records for more than 200,000 albums sold, is swept over the catwalk of Fashion Week and has With Olafur Eliasson together with Joachim Gauck met.
Only: All that has approximately the half-life of an iceberg in the Caribbean. What no one knows better than Ivy Quainoo, the lady behind these successes. An urban Cinderella and a real wolf in sheep's clothing: young, ambitious, hungry - but also more self-reflective and modest. "It all know where I come from," she says. "And even if the attention in the beginning was quite nice, I will mainly make music -. And not just the face of a casting show"
A sure sign that the 20-year with African roots knows what she wants. Finally, it is tough, comes from a humble background and has an insane voice and gigantic musical talent.
Skills that they could live on their first work that was produced just two weeks after their final win, only limited. Since it was primarily the media - but not really herself, the singer-songwriter. "My goal is to be free and to work on my own music. So to get presented by other authors not only songs, but as much as possible of me to bring. It's important to me that I am involved, further develop myself and make , what I want."
In this autonomous role she slips her second Album "Wildfires", whose name says it all. Because "Wildfires" the sound has become proof that there are by no means a flash in the pan, but a musical wildfire, a real conflagration.
Layer a collection of 13 songs that Ivy is involved as co-author, in which it contributes their ideas and personality, realizes herself and creative rampage. A sound become emancipation - of an artist who has arrived in itself. Only to simultaneously again to test its borders.
Because "Wildfires", whose militant Text ( "Light it up! Light it up!") sees itself as a headline like motto, is the mirror image of a music obsessive, experimental artist who uses her freedom to try anything that suits her voice and her private preference: Soul, Pop, RB, ballads, but also Dancehall. "It did not have all the same facet, but what was good for me personally, has landed on the album." The result is a dazzling kaleidoscope of modern styles she brings over absolutely classic.
Be it with acoustic guitar, harp, strong voice, but also ambitious lyrics with a high potential for identification. Because if Ivy About love and relationships ponders, then utterly uncheesy, let alone stereotypical way - and from every imaginable perspective and with quite unconventional approaches and ideas. So two people are also created ever so fOr today that it too "crackles" in order to be able to actually work ("Atomic"). Or do you encounter proves to be a downright Paranormal experience ("Supernatural").
In which Ivy not necessarily have to sing, not in the Selbsttherapie-, confession or diary event Pats, but simply reflected their friends and their surroundings. "I'm 20 - so far as I have ever experienced," she admits, chuckling. "But when the songs were created, many of my friends had each other Zoff - and playing there, and of course with a purely I tried to put myself in different situations and to identify with it.."
Where - that is the ideal - women naturally beautiful, powerful beings who move sometimes to take your feelings into the war ("Hey Caesar"throw), while even experienced male opponent out of the saddle and are rigid and inflexible:
"Take my life, steal my soul
You can take everything I own
No way I ever gonna break down
Never gonna break down "
(out "No way")
Strong words from a strong woman. In addition reacted with a model, modern, international production, from the Ivy not paid, but - is supported as exemplary in living out their skill and variety - on the contrary. With the respect they deserve an independent, international pop artists.
Because Ivy is not the doll, which is a sound of the rod slipping over leaves - which underlines it on "Wildfires" from the first to the last bar. Eben, where she does her thing, their way to go and its ideas penetrated.
What also well-known producers like Jamie Hartman (Joss Stone, Jason Mraz, Christina Aguilera) or Rob Knox of the underdogs (Justin Timberlake, Ciara, Leona Lewis) or Elder Statesman Ron Sexsmith have recognized. "Basically, it was nothing more than if I go to Berlin to the studio and work with someone I did not know before," Stacking Ivy deep. "It's a relatively relaxed attitude, it also makes his jokes, but otherwise trying primarily to advance to come up with the music."
It says the professional. And accordingly enthusiastic were the studio tinkerers of the skills and the strength of will of the Berliner. Moreover, they have withdrawn aware to deliver yes no to smooth, polished trimmed on Airplay work. Because that has Ivy too many rough edges that simply feel fresh and vital. With Christian Medice, a young, hopeful sound engineer from Brooklyn, has Ivy included for the first Single "Wildfires (Light It Up!)", besides they have also together "Hey Ceasar" and the great "Empty" brought to the finish.
has with him Ivy created a great pop album that fits into any category and any niche, but is simply timeless and well. This is not calibrated to a particular market or a particular audience, but international demands. And Ivy in a number of artists such as Erykah Badu, India.Arie, Lianne La Havas or the young Lauryn Hill provides.
"Wildfires" is the next chapter in a career that strives for longevity, not on the famous "15 minutes of fame" (free after Andy Warhol) Squints but genuine artistic claim follows. Say: Music as Vanishing Point and Mission. With the Ivy in January 2014 goes on extended tour again. To date, eleven concerts planned by German clubs - there are still some surely come to. Even abroad, where Ivy Breakthrough seems only a matter of time.
Ivy Quainoo save for your PC, Iphone, Android Device or Tablet PC. If you want to download the wallpaper Ivy Quainoo, you need to right click on the image and select "Save". If you liked the image, share it on social networks (facebook, google).