5 Songs, 15 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Ivy Adara caught the writing bug early, coming up with her first original song at just seven. She would later create chart-topping hits for the likes of Jessica Mauboy and Dami Im before stepping into the spotlight with her debut EP, Intraduction. Her lush electro-pop hooks may sound dreamy and carefree on the surface, but listen a little closer, and you’ll find plenty of lyrical depth. “Currency” is about Adara’s generation (she was born in 1995) placing more importance on people and connection than money (“love is our cash machine”), while on the uplifting “Lies,” the singer embraces imperfections: “We all got insecurities, but you don’t have to change a thing/Your body is a work of art, you’re worth more than you think you are.”

EDITORS’ NOTES

Ivy Adara caught the writing bug early, coming up with her first original song at just seven. She would later create chart-topping hits for the likes of Jessica Mauboy and Dami Im before stepping into the spotlight with her debut EP, Intraduction. Her lush electro-pop hooks may sound dreamy and carefree on the surface, but listen a little closer, and you’ll find plenty of lyrical depth. “Currency” is about Adara’s generation (she was born in 1995) placing more importance on people and connection than money (“love is our cash machine”), while on the uplifting “Lies,” the singer embraces imperfections: “We all got insecurities, but you don’t have to change a thing/Your body is a work of art, you’re worth more than you think you are.”

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