by Thomas Bedward August 25, 2021
Born in Illinois and raised in Indiana, IVORY BLUE was originally given the name Devin Miclette, but their journey truly began when they were given up for adoption at the tender age of four. After going through multiple foster homes, they were finally adopted into a family five years later but were unable to settle. Feeling forced to run away, IVORY BLUE left home at the age of fifteen and has been travelling ever since.
A free spirit and confessed vagabond, IVORY BLUE started writing music at the age of fourteen, creating a unique alt-rock sound that was layered with pop influences and echoes of classic singer-songwriter sounds. After starting performances in coffee shops and small venues, they immediately captured the hearts of young and old with ingeniously composed songs and powerful lyrics that are driven by painful life stories that relate to so many.
One of their most expressive and haunting singles to date, ‘Family Tables’ is a perfect illustration of IVORY BLUE’s heartfelt style. Speaking openly about the new single, they explained, “This song paints a picture of what it's like if people give you the chance to really shine. All too much we are underestimated and treated unfairly. Sometimes by our own families. But the people that give us the chance to be who we know we can be have the chance to see how far we can fly.”
Along with the new single and its emotive music video, IVORY BLUE has also shared word that they are currently finishing their debut full-length album, ‘Compound Love’, which will be released later this year, along with a new EP, ‘Red Light’, which is slated for release in 2022.
Identifying as trans non-binary, IVORY BLUE has gained respect and support from numerous radio stations, some TV stations, as well as national and international magazines. After entering neXt2Rock 2017 alongside over 1,800 bands, they walked away with a deal from Big Machine Label Group/John Varvatos Records and received plenty of airplay.
Wowed by Scott Borchetta, John Varvatos, Desmond Child, Chris Lord-Alge, Steve Jones and Gavin Rossdale, IVORY BLUE started a new chapter in their life as a musician and singer-songwriter with a vision of doing more than just entertaining the crowd but by being a voice for those that need to be understood, accepted, respected and loved.
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