Alice Ivy announces third studio album Do What Makes You Happy out June 21 via Helix Records, national headline tour kicking off this June

Photo by Dominik Schmarsel
April 16 2024


“a knockout duet from the pair”

CLASH Magazine (‘Popstar ft. Lāpsley’)

“If you need a new song to scream to in your car, Ivy’s music will fit perfectly.”

Pleaser Magazine


Rolling Stone US

“Alice Ivy contains multitudes”


“Alice Ivy has managed to serve up one of the most transportive singles of the year in her new bop, ‘Wildlife’”

Life Without Andy

“‘Broke My Heart’ builds the hype for Ivy’s upcoming third studio album, ‘Do What Makes You Happy’... packed with impressive power”

Rolling Stone

“Lit softly with Ivy’s keys, synths fizzing through its atmosphere like asteroids – but it still has a steely countenance”

The Guardian

“Infuses elements of soul, electronica and pop to create a fresh, immersive sound”


“Alice Ivy knows how to get the best out of her collaborators”

triple j

“Alice Ivy Proves She's One Of Australia's Premier Producers”

The Music (Album Of The Week)

“One of the country’s strongest and most arresting producers”

NME Australia

Do What Makes You Happy LP
out Jun 21, 2024 via Helix Records

Howlin’ at the New Moon (feat. Mayer Hawthorne)
Popstar (feat. Låpsley)
Criminal (feat. Kah-Lo & BJ The Chicago Kid)
Do What Makes You Happy (feat. Sam Austins)
Broke My Heart (feat. Mallrat & Jelani Blackman)
Do I Need To Know What Love Is? (feat. Josh Teskey)
Smile (feat. chlothegod)
All In My Head (feat. Elohim)
Sticky Situations (feat. Sam Sparro)
Rat Race (feat. Gangs of Kin)

‘Criminal (feat. Kah-Lo & BJ The Chicago Kid)’ is out now, buy/stream it here.

With her third studio album Do What Makes You Happy due out on June 21 via Helix Records, Alice Ivy is excited to announce her Australian headline tour, kicking off this June. Along with this news comes the release of new single ‘Criminal’, featuring Kah-Lo and BJ The Chicago Kid, out today. LISTEN TO ‘CRIMINAL’ HERE + TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE.

Arriving four years on from her ARIA-nominated second album Don’t Sleep, Do What Makes You Happy sees Alice Ivy’s creativity and collaborative spirit flourish in the wake of a universally insular and isolating moment in time. The Naarm/Melbourne-based artist found herself in back-to-back writing sessions in the US to work on this album, and in true Alice Ivy form, she brought an all-star cast of collaborators along for the ride. Alongside Låpsley (‘Popstar’), Mallrat and Jelani Blackman (‘Broke My Heart’) and Mayer Hawthorne (‘Howlin’ At The New Moon’), the album will also see appearances from Kah-Lo, BJ the Chicago Kid, Sam Austins, Josh Teskey, chlothegod, Elohim, Sam Sparro and Gangs of Kin.

“Do What Makes You Happy was written at a time where so many people were finally experiencing the freedom to do what gives them the most joy in life again, it was felt in the production, every vocal line and the photography and art. I like to think of every layer of this record as art at its purest and most natural form,” Alice Ivy explains. “Everyone I worked with was so enthusiastic and grateful to be able to create in studios again, and to just simply connect with people on that level. I feel like I captured most of the collaborators on this record at their rawest, you can hear it in the vocal recordings.”

On new single ‘Criminal’, out today, Alice Ivy links up with Nigerian-American singer-songwriter Kah-Lo. Since first crossing paths with Alice Ivy when they both played Splendour in the Grass, Kah-Lo has swiftly taken hold of the dance-pop realm, releasing the global viral hit ‘Fake ID’, and the Grammy-nominated single ‘Rinse & Repeat’. Both artists are known for their ability to elevate any song they touch, and ‘Criminal’ is no exception, offering a masterful blend of their unique styles. Incorporating a vocal sample from BJ The Chicago Kid, the track is a testament to Alice Ivy’s innovative approach to production, bringing together a host of moving parts to craft a dancefloor-ready club beat.

Kah-Lo shares, “I loved Alice after watching her at Splendour and so glad we got to create this gem of a track together. It’s so fun and reminds me of a James Bond theme pop exploration.” For Alice Ivy, the feeling was mutual. “I’ve always been a fan of Kah-Lo,” she explains. “We finally found time during my recent stint in New York City and we smashed out most of ‘Criminal’ in a day. A couple months later, my friends The Knocks sent me a folder full of samples and vocals that they weren’t using on their album and I found these really dope BJ The Chicago Kid stems that felt like a good fit for ‘Criminal’. I dropped them in and made a couple of tweaks and it worked perfectly! That so rarely happens, they were in the same key and almost at the same tempo! I loved Disclosure’s album ‘Energy’, and I was inspired to make room for at least one big dance banger on my new album, and for me, that’s ‘Criminal’!”

Lauded as a “a masterful live performer” (CLASH), Alice Ivy is nothing short of world-class, with today’s tour announcement arriving after her whirlwind week at SXSW Austin in early March, where she was highlighted in Rolling Stone’s Best of SXSW: “Keeping the focus on sunny vibes — the melodies were felt as much as heard — Ivy is ultimately a practitioner of working-class pop”. From performing at Splendour in the Grass, Groovin’ The Moo, Wine Machine, NYE In The Park, Wanderer, St Kilda Festival, and the F1 Australian Grand Prix in Australia, to further international appearances at The Great Escape in the UK, Electric Forest in the US, and Corona Capital in Mexico last November, Alice Ivy’s upcoming tour is not to be missed.

Tickets to Alice Ivy’s Do What Makes You Happy headline tour are available now, and for fans in regional Australia, she will also be joining San Cisco on their upcoming tour this May – see all tour routing details HERE.

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