Philadephia’s Ivy Sole releases ‘Lovely Fiction’, an emotional musing on motherhood and trauma. Her sound is an amalgamation of varied influences, from soul to R&B to 90’s hip-hop; it’s an expressive blend that allows Sole to explore the full depth of her narrations. ‘Lovely Fiction’ is a beautifully crafted ode to the highs and lows of motherhood, the struggles and fears of raising a black child in America. It’s powerful piece of conscious hip-hop that will stay with you post-listen.
“My friend Afaq shared her story with me, about how she’s often a caretaker alongside and in place of her mother. Though she feels connected to her, she’d like to break some of the chains of generational trauma and heartache that her mother carries with her, signified by the red yarn binding her to herself and her memories. The last vignette showcases Philly’s own Kai Davis and her mother Erin, whose love often comes in the form of warmth and food. Kai has a recipe of her mother’s tattooed on her arm, and they are seen making it together in their home in Germantown.” – Ivy Sole