Jeremy Williams-Chalmers, Arts Correspondent

Musical Motivation: IVI

25-year-old, IVI was born in Austria but grew up in London, soaking in all the diverse artistic influences in the city and distilling them into her own heady musical brew. The result is a seductive pop alchemy and the scratchy intensity of her unique vocal timbre, evoking the style of twentieth-century femme fatale icon Marlene Dietrich. This is illuminated perfectly in IVI's debut single, Andromeda – out now. We caught up with IVI to find out what songs make her...


Temple Of The Dog - Hunger Strike

Makes me think of the misled greed for money and consumerism... Never the way to true self-fulfilling happiness.


Johnny Cash & Bob Dylan - Girl From The North Country

It makes me feel the magic of music. Songs like this are forever...


Norah Jones - Don't Know Why

Her voice and way of singing is a medicine for the soul. Soothes me always.

Want to work out

Wild Cherry - Play That Funky Music

That song simply makes my body want to move every single time. Irresistible!

Feel Determined

Pearl Jam - Given to Fly

This track gives me the feeling that everything I want to reach is possible. Reminds me of the wonderful book, Jonathan Livingston Seagull, by Richard Bach.


Eddie Vedder - Rise

This song by Pearl Jam singer arises a fire in me. It has an incredible emotional impact.


Aretha Franklin - Ain't Nobody

Recognizing self worth. I am worthy... even when nobody tells me that.


Harry Belafonte - Shake Senora

This song simply makes me happy, I forget about things on my mind.


Toots And The Maytals - Pressure Drop

When I listen to this track, I'm enjoying the moment: everything is gonna be alright.