Ivy Sole | photo by Kevin Tecson
Ivy Sole meditates on labels, connections, and personal space in new single “Call Me”
East Coast rapper Ivy Sole grew up in the Carolinas, started making music in Philly, currently resides in Brooklyn, and just released her first single of 2022 — “Call Me,” an incredibly catchy three minutes about connections and personal space.
Always one for clever wordplay, Ivy Sole meditates on those two words, “call me,” and the very different actions they can suggest — both people in your circle getting in touch, hitting you up when they need you, as well as the labels they hit you with when they get what they want (or don’t). It’s a complex world to navigate, the way each person’s life bobs and weaves through any number of other lives, and Ivy’s bars unpacks the way one can work all that to their benefit and helping those they love — while also safeguarding themself and their space.
Tryna amass some freedom in the form of withdrawals
Tryna attack this system til we shatter them walls
So everyone taken is care of when they gimme a call
The music video for “Call Me” features Ivy Sole delivering several homages to classic hip-hop videos — for instance, decked out in silver and black like Missy Elliot in her video for “The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly).” That’s the easiest one, and she says she’ll give out free merch to the first few folks who can correctly guess all four, so get to it! And grab a download of the song over on Bandcamp.