“Eyes For You” is reminiscent of old school love.

IVAN’s sentimental single flows like a beautiful slow dance at dusk.

Photo by Peter Villari

We love a debut single around here, especially one that can stand the test of time. “Eyes For You” is a love song that is both super fresh and lovingly familiar.

IVAN is a Canadian-born independent singer/songwriter that grew up in the suburbs of Mississauga. His musical journey began at an early age with piano and guitar as his main outlets. Recognizing the magic of songwriting, IVAN turned to telling stories through singing and composing. 

After a period of strictly writing and composing, IVAN has hit the world with his very first single. “Eyes For Her” combines vocals reminiscent of old, soulful love songs with modern instrumentals. With additional background vocals from Nevon Sinclair (Daniel Caesar, Charlotte Day Wilson), “Eyes For Her” feels warm, lush, and magical.

The track begins with raspy vocals overtop sparse, deep keys. We’re immediately thrown into the thralls of love in the first break when harmonizing vocals and dynamic, RNB drums swoop in. The song ebbs and flows like a beautiful slow dance at dusk. 

IVAN is a true poet in songwriting, his lyrics reading like a promise letter: “I’m here for the love / Don’t plan to give up / Mind the other noise you’re hearing / None of it makes sense / Just come as you are / It’s you that I want.”

Photo by Peter Villari

“In a day and age where falling in love might not be the in thing, “Eyes For Her” is a song about falling head over heels for someone. Being in love and mesmerized by that special someone comes with its inherent risks, but so does everything worthwhile,” IVAN shares. “I wrote this song wanting to bring back a feeling of that old school kind of love.”

Stay tuned for the official music video of “Eyes For Her” and IVAN’s upcoming 5-track project.

Written, produced, performed, and arranged by IVAN
Background vocals: by Nevon Sinclair

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Written by Johanna Leigh D’Angelo
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Johanna Leigh D'Angelo
"I'm passionate about helping independent music creatives and artists make a sustainable living off their art and music, and giving work opportunities to women and NB folks."

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