Review: "Ivy League" - Anthony Ortiz
Have you ever tried to date someone that was the complete opposite of you, and you felt like they were way too good to be with someone like you? We've all heard that saying, "they're out of my league". It's like the cheesy romantic movies where the rich, straight - A student popular girl falls in love with the bad-boy outcast. This is exactly what "Ivy League" by Anthony Ortiz is about. In this song, Anthony expresses that he has feelings for this picture perfect person, but he feels like he'd ruin their squeaky clean life if they got too close. With lyrics like "I got tattoos and holes in my jeans and you got money and such big dreams" and "I'm way too bad and you're way too sweet", this song easily catches anybody's attention.
"Ivy League" is a groovy pop song with not only relatable lyrics but a catchy vibe that will have you putting it on repeat. The production is top tier and the rhythm is pop perfection. It sounds like the perfect feel-good song to top off the end of Summer. Anthony has a certain charm to him with a voice that is pleasing to the ear and a star quality that is undeniable. I especially enjoyed the harmonies during the chorus, it just brings the song to life - however, I'd say my favorite part of the song as a whole is the bridge. The way it starts soft and slowly builds is so well done.
Anthony Ortiz is an artist from Tampa, Florida who is currently based in Los Angeles, California. He describes his sound as "alt. pop" with influences from various pop and rap artists. Anthony debuted as an artist in 2019 with his first single release, "Watch My Fire". He's been continuously releasing music since then, gaining over 20,000 listeners on Spotify as an independent artist. "Ivy League" is his second song of this year, the first being "Fall For You" which I recommend listening to as well. Anthony isn't planning on stopping anytime soon, and has plans to release a lot more projects soon!
Written By Kaitlyn Nicole