One of our regulars on Rising Stars recently has been Comatose Red Ivy – and we caught up with her to find out more about her life and music.
Tell us a little bit about your yourself?
I started in entertainment October 16 2020. I was poisoned left to die that night by my ex not boyfriend but too bad too sad for them I woke up dead, a girl that suddenly and magically wanted a microphone had never ever sang or thought about ever being on a microphone before. Doctors call it “Prodigious Savant” and my case is severe “miracle”.
I have been a writer for 25 years I wrote rhymes and did sensory and all kinds of writing before projecting as a rapper and singer. I am also a voice actor and I’m really good at throwing my voice surely if anyone listens to my music you could tell because all of the voices are mine.
When did you first start to develop a passion for music?
I can remember as far back as being in my mothers womb listening to the Beatles, the Doors and other bands as I anxiously awaiting to land on earth – well at least put my feet on Earth.
My life began with music – music has saved my life many times. I make music to save lives and I’m sure music will save me again.
Which artists did you listen to while growing up?
Nirvana, Snoop Dogg, Violent Femmes, Taylor Swift, Tool and Elvis.
How would you describe your music to someone who hasn’t heard you before?
No rules, no bars other than barology are set, no expectations not even a single thought – I make sound that is what you can expect.
I make sound that makes my heart feel good so essentially it is music that I like. I make it mostly for me but for anyone that can feel my pain and relate to me for them too, for hopefully it can help heal them as music has healed me.
As a matter of fact I do not even write songs – none of my songs are written. Every song is sang first try every try, front to back from my heart to the microphone, press stop hit upload and done – not a single edit, name it and on to the next one. Over 600 in 5 months.
What music have you recorded and released to date?
I don’t know .. I record and release so much I cannot even keep up with all of it! I am in so many playlists I don’t even know. I am in five or six genres so how many places I don’t know. I record, I let my heart speak; until my heart stops I am not done making music.
Which artists do you enjoy listening to at the moment – and do they influence your work?
I mostly listen to Mac Miller currently as always I really don’t listen to many artist because I don’t want their influence in my music I don’, I’m taking all of the influence out of my life from the things in my past and my present and let them influence what comes out on my tracks.
All of my tracks are all unique from one another none of them are the same or comparable not even related not a single one is is almost as if they are all from different artists.
Who would your dream collaboration be with?
I would like to collaborate with Hank Williams Junior or Mac Miller maybe even Maynard James Keenan but without his band, or Elvis Presley.
What are your plans for the future?
I don’t have any future plans – that has always been one of my big problems. My future plans consist of considering suicide today every day I am not a very happy person not at all even though I have the world in the palm of my hands, and a ton of money in my other hand I struggle to find happiness. I’m happy making music but there is still a hollowness deep in me deep deep deep I have no plans for the future.
Where can we find out more about you?
I’m on SoundCloud at https://soundcloud.com/comatose-ivy and there are links to my social media on there too.