Ivy Levan - 15 Best Songs of 2015 So Far
Mon, 06 Jul 2015 18:06:22
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From bangers to semi-ballads, the gang is all here...
It's been a good year for music thus far and we're only halfway through 2015. So of course we had to stop for a moment celebrate the midway point of the year by compiling our Top 15 Songs of 2015 So Far list, which includes The Weeknd, Fifth Harmony, Walk Off the Earth, Wiz Khalifa with Charlie Puth and many, many more.
It was an embarrassment of riches and there were lots (and we do mean lots of songs to sift through in order to narrow and whittle the list down to just 15.
The best thing about the group discussion we had in order to choose these songs was that there were no arguments or vehement disagreements. Everyone on staff felt these songs were the best of the year.
We're waiting to see which of these songs might end up being the song of Summer 2015. But whatever the case, every last one of these tracks gets stuck in our craws and our craniums. They all define the year 2015 in some way or another.
When these tunes come on the radio, we turn them up. When someone in the office cranks them at their cubicle, we jam out, too! We ask our friends, "Yo! Have you heard that new Fifth Harmony track?" That's our litmus test for these songs. We hear them. We like them. We love them. We keep on going back to them.
Here are the songs that have emerged as the best of the year. From bangers to semi-ballads, the gang is all here, so to speak.
15. Ivy Levan – "Biscuit"
Ivy Levan's vox is deep, throaty, and sexy, but she croons like an old soul trapped in a young, lithe body. But make no mistake. Her music is supremely modern, as evidenced by "Biscuit." The double-entendre is evident and Levan isn't even trying to hide her intentions with the pun-heavy lyrics.
But it's not so much what Levan sings as how she sings it that makes "Biscuit" one of the Best Songs of 2015 So Far. It's almost as though she is singing through slightly gritted teeth when making her grand lyrical declarations.
Think Christina Aguilera cross-pollinated with the late, great and much-missed Amy Winehouse. That's the kind of sexy roar that Levan emits. She's not quite the powerhouse that Xtina is, but she does have a similar mid-range. She also boasts the raw edge of Wino! It's a fun, almost silly song that will put dat ass up off the couch and onto any dancefloor.
Watch the Music Video for "Biscuit" from Ivy Levan:
See the other artists and songs on our 15 Best Songs of 2015 So Far list!
"Biscuit" by Ivy Levan is available on Interscope Records.