“Would It Kill You At All” by Dream, Ivory
Dream, Ivory is the Southern California duo of Christian and Louie Baello, today they have shared the new single, “Would It Kill You At All.” The track is lifted from their debut album, About A Boy, out September 30th on AWAL. “I wrote this song about suicide,” Louie says. “I attempted suicide a year ago. That changed the course of my life a lot. I sing, ‘To find hope in tragedy / Is to have it your own way,’ [to communicate] how you deal with things in life, those are your consequences and you should deal with that.”
About A Boy was recorded largely over FaceTime, Discord, and email. Christian moved to Los Angeles; Louie remains in their suburban hometown of Lake Elsinore. It’s indicative of how they would always work: separate and together, Louie writing a bassline while Christian worked on separate beats. The version you hear is still self-produced by the Baellos at Christian’s house, elevated with mixing by Henry Stoehr of Slow Pulp. Dream, Ivory’s past work was largely influenced by Beach Fossils’ riffs, Beach House’s synths and pads, and Slowdive’s air-y reverb — sounds they were able to draw from and engineer into a wistful music all their own.
Dream, Ivory 2022 Tour Dates
Sun. Sep. 18 – Chicago, IL @ Sleeping Village
Tue. Sep. 20 – Toronto, ON @ Baby G #
Thu. Sep. 22 – Washington, DC @ DC9 ^
Fri. Sep. 23 – New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge ^
Fri. Sep. 24 – Philadelphia, PA @ PhilaMOCA ^
Fri. Oct. 7 – San Francisco, CA @ August Hall *
Sat. Oct. 8 – Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey *
# support from Give My Remains to Broadway
^ support from carwash
* with Girlpool
Pre-order About A Boy Dream, Ivory HERE
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