2018 was a massive year for Alice Ivy. Not only did the Melbourne singer, songwriter and producer release her debut album but she also embarked on a headline tour, supported the likes of Vera Blue and Client Liaison as well as played countless festivals along the way. Her live show has continually grown and taken form over the years into this confident, energetic and eclectic electronic rave. She effortlessly just shreds the guitar, jumps non-stop and has an un-removable smile which I think is permanently stuck there. And that aesthetic has translated into her songwriting and production with her first single of 2019 which is a playful and vibey electronic moment. ‘Close To You’ hears her teaming up with Flint Eastwood for a euphoric dance tune. You can’t help but instantly start grooving along to the DIY production before the pulsating chorus makes your whole body move regardless. It has this very anthemic and festival ready polish which will be perfect for her upcoming headline shows and her assumed festival appearances later on in the year. She is someone who knows how to write and produce a great electronic-pop song and she’s once again proved that with this song.