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  • Vasili Papathanasopoulos


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22-year-old Korean-American musician James Ivy has shared the visual for his latest single, Last Star. Directed by Ryan Schnackenberg, we follow the musician as he brings early 2000's nostalgia to the clip.

Speaking of the track, the musician shares: "Last Star' is a song that’s kind of placed in this uncanny valley. The instrumental of the song is sugar-y, bright, and upbeat, while the lyrics completely contrast the mood of the instrumental as they’re paranoid, doubtful, and anxious. I really love listening to music that does this. Songs that feel happy, with subject matter that doesn’t necessarily match, always hit hard for me."

The producer, singer and songwriter from New Jersey has been making original music since his high school days, having performed at Manhattan venue China Chalet at the age of 15. Moving to New York to continue his studies in music, the musician had already built up a collection of polished tracks. The result is something that’s simultaneously grungy and dreamy—a confluence that remains honest to where he’s been and where he wants to go. “There isn’t much Asian-American representation in rock music, and I don’t want to be boxed in to any of those expectations,” he says. “I want somebody to see this and think, ‘I can do that too.’”

Last Star is out now! Watch the visual below.


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