Lately, I’ve noticed just how often communication happens between people without the use of traditional language. What I’m talking about goes beyond body language, past subtlety. It’s invisible, maybe ethereal, almost telepathic.
So when I hear Ivy Mairi sing “Now and then, if I really focus, I can sense the words that float between us,” on her single “All Around Me”, I know exactly what she referring to. It takes focus, and practice to switch mental frequencies so that we’re open to new communications. Mairi has changed her frequencies, trading more traditional folk instrumentation for a spacey, synthetic sound that vibrates with a low but intense hum. Her rhythms are very much of our world, slow, steady, bordering on worldbeat, giving the song a solid grounding.
Mairi celebrated “All Around Me” with a show at Burdock in Toronto last night, but I’m certain the celebrating her new music won’t end there. As “All Around Me” floats out into the world, Mairi is sure to make new connections and fans.Tags: Ivy Mairi