Ivy Sole’s “Lovely Fiction” Is A Timeless Portrait Of Motherhood

Call your mom

Photo: Lee Shaner

Philadelphia-based artist Ivy Sole takes us on an emotional meditation of motherhood and the fears of raising a black child in America in her new video “Lovely Fiction.” The video is not a sugarcoated picture of motherly love, but one that taps into the complexities and emotional burdens that can exist in our own relationships with our mothers. With her breakneck choruses and raw portrayal of mother-child love, Ivy Sole traces delineates the immutable love that exists beneath the chaos of motherhood. Watch below:

“I reached out with the idea of filming my friend Auri & her daughter Oma for this video, and I was so happy that we could connect on something that showcased their love. She also pays homage to her mother who she lost but accompanies her with each moment, particularly as she grows as a mother herself.” shared Ivy.

“Lovely Fiction” is from Ivy’s debut album Overgrown, which was released back in Spetember last year. The gal will start touring in June, so go see her:


23 – Santa Ana, CA – Constellation Room

24 – Los Angeles, CA – The Echoplex

25 – Sacramento, CA – Momo Sacramento

27 – San Francisco, CA – Brick & Mortar

29 – Portland, OR – Holocene

30  – Seattle, WA – The Crocodile