Ivan Dorn unearths stunning new single 'Love Could Be'
Ivan Dorn has unearthed a powerful new R&B-tinged synth-funk single, Love Could Be. You can listen to it on DJ-Follower below.
The Kyiv-based pop polymaths astounding vocal up there with the great Anderson .Paaks most soulful side beautifully captures a sense of lost love.
And were spoiled as this eloquent, evocative lyricism is pinned to a timeless topline melody. Dorn the DJ star and frontmans career-best? Quite possibly. Even when were taking into account the quality of his three studio albums, which have made him one of the biggest artists in Ukraine, and hugely popular in many neighbouring countries, new single Love Could Be stands out as a great song in an immense body of work. Its like a freak creative moment which cant be dialled in.
Of how 'Love Could Be' came together, a press release states that its a paraphrase of Dorn's early career Russian language cut ('Northern Lights', 2011), which you can hear.
But this iteration with its soulfully-blown flugelhorn, analog synths older than Dorn himself, and funky slew of drum machines benefits from a more deftly constructed wall of sound than 'Northern Lights'.
'Love Could Be' is streaming now below
Helping achieve this was mastering engineer Mark Christensen. The studio legend, who's completed tracks by the likes of 50 Cent, Raekwon, The Killers and Trey Songz, does brilliantly to fluff out these details and helps us listeners inhabit the soundscape.
Prolific production credits are then matched by an impressive early presence on Spotify. We can glean from Dorns socials that in the short few days that 'Love Could Be' has been released (it was dropped on 19 July), its landed on the first-ever New Music Friday Ukraine, generating thousands of streams and setting the precedent for more success to come.
As for the artist's next steps, well have to wait and see. But, we suspect even more new material soon. He has an air of an artist on the rise, busily releasing music throughout 2020, despite his touring wings being clipped by Covid-19. Its been no meagre offering, either: the impressive EP Numbers a collaborative effort with Seven Davis Jr. saw support come from the likes of Clash, Under The Radar, and Louder Than War, as well as huge support from fans. And thats before we remember Chiki, a leftfield electronic banger; and a CGI video for OTD album cut Wasted. All well worth checking out. Ivan Dorn is star quality through and through.
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Ivan Dorn is performing live later this year. Ticket information can be found here
12 November - Vilnius, Loftas
13 November - Riga, Palladium
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