Get Into The Holiday Spirit With Ivvas’ Gothic Single “The Bells”
With the holidays fast approaching, anyone looking for an experimental song to get them into the spirit should give Ivvas’ “The Bells” a listen. “The Bells,” at its core, is a folk song with a dark Gothic twist as Ivvas sings about Rudolph and Christmas angels. The synth at the beginning, combined with the haunting acoustic guitar chords, perfectly captures the Gothicness of the song, especially as the song progresses, with the introduction of bells and bass. The song flows between a heavier and lighter instrumental creating a dynamic sound that captivates the listener. When layered with Ivvas’ folksy vocals, “The Bells” balances the song between darkness and light.
It is perfect to put on in the background during this transition from Halloween into the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays. “The Bells” overall atmosphere is reminiscent of works like The Nightmare Before Christmas, which effortlessly blends Halloween’s more dark and spooky feelings with the warmth of a classic Christmas tale.
Listen to “The Bells” below:
“The Bells” is also available via Band Camp.
Originally from El Paso and now residing in Austin, Texas, Ivvas is a progressive acoustic musical project consisting solely of songwriter Richard Mendoza (RJM). Ivvas integrates the acoustic guitar into various genres, such as classical, progressive rock, folk, and gothic music. His music is described as an,
“[An] Intimate experience between voice, guitar, and deeply heartfelt lyrics.”
Ivvas is currently working on releasing his fourth album while dropping a mix of singles to showcase the album’s evolution throughout the creation process. To stay up to date on Ivvas and his new music, follow him on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram.
Looking for more tracks from Ivvas? Then check out “How Do I Love You More,” which puts Ivvas’ raw vocals on display, and his acoustic instrumentals, such as “Pretty” and “Conscience Pt.1.”