Valentine’s Day POPsessions: Ivy Levan Picks Her Pop-Culture Poison
Ivy performing on "Letterman" with Sting last week [photo: CBS]
Arkansas-bred chanteuse Ivy Levan is one to watch in 2014, with her swampy, Southern Gothic stomp-pop and torchy vocals. Her music hits the sweet spot between Ronnie Spector and Portishead's Beth Gibbons, but in the end she truly comes across as one of a kind.
Assuming that Ivy will soon be your new musical crush, we decided to ask her about some of her crushes, just in time for Valentine's Day. Read on, as Ivy picks her pop-culture poison.
Who was your first musical crush?
I had a huge crush on Adam Ant when I was a tween, and I still do today.
What song was playing during your first kiss?
It actually was "Friday I'm in Love" by the Cure. NO REALLY IT WAS!
What is the best makeout song of all time?
"Glory Box" by Portishead. It's so damn sexy.
What's the best breakup song ever?
"What's Love Got to Do With It" by Tina Turner. She just tells it like it is. That's what's up.
What song would you want playing during your first wedding dance?
There are so many, but if I had to pick now, "November Rain" by Guns N' Roses.
What love song makes you cry?
I think this is a classic for most people" "Nothing Compares 2 U" by Sinead O'Connor. Or "Moon River" by Morrissey.
Who is your favorite romantic singer?