As a private and introspective person, Don Ivy usually kept most of her ever-flowing thoughts to herself. It wasn’t until she reached the age of 30 that she began to put these thoughts to paper and write her original songs.
Don Ivy prides herself on her authenticity and honesty when it comes to the songwriting process as she reveals the inner workings of her monkey mind to the listener. Inspired by legendary female artists such as Lana Del Rey, Mazzy Star, and Alanis Morisette, Don Ivy represents the ideal alternative singer-songwriter vibe.
In a recent interview with BuzzMusic, Don Ivy expresses the intent behind her most recent release “Hate Sundays.” The aspiring singer-songwriter stated, “I figured with the lockdown that now would be a good time to release [“Hate Sundays”], as I imagine it probably echos the feelings of many people right now who are frustrated with the lockdowns and the effect it is having on their quality of life.
I wrote this song 2 years ago, I think it was my second attempt at songwriting when I was feeling trapped and fed up with my life in London. Whilst I don't feel this way anymore, I am still proud of the song and I still think it's a very relatable narrative.”
Check out the rest of Don Ivy’s interview, here.