Today, Nashville based singer-songwriter Ivory Layne releases her new single “God Save The Queens” taken from her forthcoming Confetti EP.
A further sonic evolution from the surging modern pop rush of Layne’s recent critically acclaimed single “December”; “God Saves The Queens” is a defiant, heart-swelling anthem of female empowerment.
“’God Save The Queens’ is more than a call to act, it’s an anthem to remember the irrepressible power inside of every woman,” explains Layne. “I wanted a song celebrating that unified strength, while challenging women to rise up and realise our individual worth beyond mirrors, men, and magazines.”
Produced by Ivory Layne and Jimmy Robbins (Keith Urban, Maren Morris, Kelsea Ballerini, Miranda Lambert), “God Save The Queens” is a celebration of womanhood in all its forms, delivered in Layne’s unique vocal style.
In keeping with the song’s celebration of female resilience and unity, the accompanying video features a montage of footage of inspirational females from the past to the present day. Directed by Layne and filmed by Nashville-based videographer Sara Olivera at the all female working space Collective 615, the video brings together a host of female heroes that Ivory admires, from the iconic to the everyday. Spanning late Supreme Court Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Mother Teresa to Nashville broadcaster Libby Oellerich, Canadian high diver Lysanne Richard, Carrie Hope Fletcher, Layne’s own mother and many more, it’s a film that explores the multifaceted nature of being a woman today.
“I took to the internet to invite as many women as possible to be a part of this music video”. Ivory explains. “We’re featuring chefs, business owners, fashion designers, makeup artists, nurses, athletes, painters, teachers…women with fabulous dreams and ambitions, fascinating thoughts and ideas, specific perspectives and groundbreaking methodology. I wanted to showcase the wonderful spectrum of who women are and what inspires and empowers us. We are more than what we offer to the world; we make up the world.”
Tipped for stardom by the likes of Billboard, V Magazine and Live Nation’s Ones To Watch, Layne’s remarkable talent has garnered critical acclaim as well as attracting a wealth of stellar collaborators. In just a few years, she’s worked with Grammy award-winning producer Ed Cash (Dolly Parton, Amy Grant) on her debut EP; collaborated with Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness and Needtobreathe ; written for other artists alongside co-writes with some of Nashville’s finest including Jimmy Robbins, Shane McAnally and Lori McKenna. Layne’s sharpness in the writer’s room has also landed her two global ad campaigns, one for prestigious jewelry house Swarovski and another for cable giant, HBO.
As she gears up to release her Confetti EP, which will be the first official EP release in the UK since signing with Justin Timberlake’s artist development company Villa 40, Layne is primed to cement her reputation as one of the world’s finest, rising female talents.
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VIDEO CAST LIST:
Director: Ivory Layne
Location: Collective 615 – A female co-working space and event venue located in Nashville
Videographer – Sara Olivera – Nashville-based videographer
Stylist/Designer -Laura Citron- Nashville based fashion designer, whose pieces have been featured on Lennon Stella, Kate Bosworth, and Jennifer Nettles.
Carrie Hope Fletcher – Carrie is a UK based actress, author, and vlogger, with over 127 million YouTube views. She will be playing Cinderella in Andrew Lloyd Weber’s adaptation coming to London in April 2021.
Lemon Laine – Lemon Laine (founded by Laura Lemon) is a natural beauty and wellness shop with locations in Houston, TX and Nashville, TN. They host educational events informing females of holistic health practices.
Libby O – Libby is a Nashville host and creator of the Libby O show, which highlights song writers, actors, and musical artists.
Maneet Chauhaun – Chef and judge on the Food Network show Chopped, as well as the President/Partner of Morph Hospitality. She is also the only Indian female to have competed on Iron Chef.
Brooke Simpson – Was on Team Miley Cyrus on NBC’s The Voice. She finished third on the show and lives in Los Angeles, CA.
Marika D’Auteuil – a Montreal based make up artist, educator, and content creator.
Morgan Casey – An artist and mother who has used Tik Tok to blend her two passions. With over 9 million likes, her life and art have captivated a wide audience
Sarah Robbins – Sarah Robbins is a publisher in Nashville, TN, and the wife of the GSTQ co-writer, Jimmy Robbins. Ivory illustrated the children’s book, GSTQ, for their daughter, that Sarah and Lilly are reading in the video.
Sarah + Julia Nauta – Sisters and musicians based in the Netherlands. They met Ivory earlier this year at the start of quarantine and were able to write music together over Zoom.
Lysanne Richard – Canadian high-diver and proud mother of 3. She had 5 podium finishes in her 6 starts of 2019, including Silver Medals in the 2019 Red Bull World Series.
Esther Abrami – a French violionist who has played in Carnegie Hall in New-York, the Wiener Konzerthaus and Leeds Town Hall. She has over 300,000 followers world-wide and has held master classes and talks in universities in Mexico, Utah, Vienna, and Leeds.
Tatiana Rabello – An acrobat and artist based in Brazil. She hosts online classes and workshops reaching groups worldwide.
Alina Kornelli – German kitesurfer living in Bavaria. She placed 4th in the Youth Olympic Games 2018 Twin Tip Slalom.
Yasmeen Breakenridge – Mrs. New York America 2020. She is also an attorney and public speaker.
Taylor Colson Horton – Prop + set designer who has collaborated with Ivory on multiple shoots and has worked with Calvin Klein, Tiffany & Co, Louis Vuitton North America, and Reese Witherspoon’s clothing company Draper James.