{Behind The Music} Ibby on Cross your Heart

{Behind The Music} Ibby on Cross your Heart

Listen to the live interview Episode #467 Behind The Music with Jacqueline Jax : http://tobtr.com/9986801

Artist: Ibby sings
Song name: cross your heart -album
Burnout & Pier 17
Music Genre: pop music
The stories on this record follow my life for two years. These songs are the fourteen most prominent experiences or thoughts that occurred within that time.

Link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/ibby/id842877606?ign-mpt=uo%3D4

On my first record, Never Slowing Down..,
I wrote mainly about relationships and the way I saw life as a 15 year old freshman in high school. Since I’ve written that record, I’ve been to a lot more places, heard a lot more things, and met a lot more people. With that said, some of the songs on my upcoming record were written in the backseat of a car somewhere between Virginia and Tennessee, some were written on my bedroom floor, some were written on the front steps of record labels that didn’t know me, and some were written on napkins in a Minnesota airport (the acoustics were fantastic, believe it or not.)

The way that I chose to approach this album was a bit more strategic, in the sense that I wrote not only what I felt, but also what I saw. Therefore, the stories on this album aren’t all things that I personally lived. They could be something that I witnessed, or something that I dreamt up, or something that I hoped for, or something that I didn’t understand (and spent the song trying to.) My first priority when writing music is to get out what I need to express in order to keep on; The next priority is always to make these messages relatable to the common listener: mainly because, at the end of the day, I am also a common listener. Typically what I have to say is accepted widely among my listeners because I write what we all experience. But please don’t stop at reading about my music; Go listen to it for yourself!


I live in a pretty small town…
We’re not the kind of small where everybody knows everyone (which would be kind of fun actually) but we are small enough to not be on the map when the weather comes on the news. I refer to my songs as the “bedroom floor songs” because, as you may have guessed, I write them on my bedroom floor. I figure that life is one’s best muse when writing a song, so I tell the stories that I experience.

Music business…
I drove from Boston to Nashville with my dad when I was 15. We stopped in Kentucky on the way to visit my relatives. I am 1/2 Kentucky and the other Boston. Interesting combination to write music. Which brings me to popcountry. I packed copies of my first album and my guitar. I wrote a song “the wrong side of Nashville” that pretty much sums up my thoughts on the industry. We had a great time!! Love the BBQ!

I would love to have 5 minutes alone with….
Ed Sheeran, Taylor swift-almost got to meet her after a concert. She has a sign contest which her mom judges. Her mom walked up to me, hugged me, but chose the two girls behind me. So close!! maybe next tour!

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