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Alice Ivy teams up with Jelani Blackman & Mallrat for new single ‘Broke My Heart’

Australian artist, producer and multi-instrumentalist, Alice Ivy, is excited to release ‘Broke My Heart’, her new collaboration with Jelani Blackman and Mallrat. ‘Broke My Heart’ is released on the prestigious electronic dance label, Helix Records, and is the latest taste of Alice Ivy’s forthcoming third album, Do What Makes You Happy.

‘Broke My Heart’ infuses elements of soul, electronica and pop to create a fresh, immersive sound which lends itself perfectly to the charms of the unexpected-but-perfectly-matched collaborators, Jelani Blackman and Mallrat. Those already familiar with Alice Ivy’s work will recognise ‘Broke My Heart’ as another serving of her trademark charisma, and indicative of her world-class curatorial craft.

Alice Ivy says: “Mallrat and I frequently work together in my studio in Melbourne. We had this song that I really loved but we couldn’t quite get it flowing properly. I always knew that I wanted to do something with it but I decided to rest it for a little bit… A few months later I travelled to the UK to play some shows and I saw Jelani Blackman play at Great Escape. His set was sooo good, I went up to him afterwards and floated the idea of working together. A few months later I sent him the demo with Mallrat and asked if he wanted to put a verse on it, he sent me stems a couple of weeks later! I love how this song makes you feel like you’re floating, Mallrat’s and Jelani’s vocals on it are so smooth. I’m super proud and so excited that it’s coming out and I can’t wait to hear the 808s on a big festival PA.”

Jelani Blackman says: “I’ve been into this tune from the second I heard it. It was so easy to write for because I fully get that feeling of heartbreak, because sometimes it’s unintentional and you still love the person. Me and Alice have been chatting for a while, it’s sick collaborating on something together and also with Mallrat, big fans of them both. Always cool to work with people in such diff places of the world than me, especially on a song I like so much.”

Mallrat says: “Annika [Alice Ivy] is one of my best friends and she’s so pretty and sexy and funny and one of my favourite collaborators! It always feels like we’re just hanging out whenever we’re in the studio, so things came together really naturally.”

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