International recording artist, vocalist and songwriter, IVA, returns with her new EP – LEAP, set for release on July 10th, making her one of the first artists to utilize the new “Friday, Global Release Day” for music. Produced by Tim Sonnefeld, whose collaborations include Grammy winning albums with Usher, as well as albums with Philadelphia artists Amos Lee and Sharon Little, LEAP was recorded at Philadelphia’s Milkboy and Retro City Studios.
Although trained as an opera singer, IVA, who is Swedish-American by birth, wrote and released two pop records in Sweden, the second with Universal. LEAP, however, was compiled after she moved back to the United States and truly captures the essence of that freedom IVA discovered while overseas. Discussing the new EP and working with Tim Sonnefeld, IVA remarked, “Tim is one of the most solid musicians, and person, I have ever worked with. He understood my vision, nurtured it and took us every step of the way with an amazing ear and attitude.” Album preparations became reality with a wildly successful Kickstarter campaign that exceeded IVA’s funding goals and allowed more studio time with Tim. Continued support and early exposure of the EP on Philly’s influential tastemaker radio station WXPN, and reviews of IVA’s musical history have been very positive.