No Good is the first studio album by American singer Ivy Levan. The album was released on August 7, 2015 and featured the two official singles, "Biscuit" and "Killing You" featuring Sting.

No Good
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Studio album by
ReleasedAugust 7, 2015
Recorded2014-15
Genre
Length36:06
Label
Ivy Levan chronology
Frostbitten
(2015)
No Good
(2015)
Singles from No Good
(Official singles)
  1. "Biscuit"
    Released: January 13, 2015
  2. "Killing You"
    Released: June 2, 2015
Singles from No Good
(Promotional singles)
  1. "The Dame Says"
    Released: December 2, 2014
  2. "27 Club"
    Released: July 10, 2015
  3. "No Good"
    Released: July 24, 2015
  4. "Best Damn Thing"
    Released: July 31, 2015

BackgroundEdit

No Good is Levan's debut studio album, following the releases of her two previous extended plays. The album follows her recent genre path: pop, swamp pop, pop rock, and blue-eyed soul.

SinglesEdit

Official singlesEdit

The lead single for No Good was released on January 13, 2015. The track was titled "Biscuit" and its music video was released the same day.[4]

The official second single from No Good was released on June 23, 2015 and was called "Killing You". The track features Sting.[5][6]

Promotional singlesEdit

The album's first promotional single was released on December 2, 2014 and was titled "The Dame Says".[7] The lyric video for the single was released earlier, on November 24.[8]

The second promo single was released only on YouTube to the public on June 2, 2015 and it was entitled "27 Club". The track is a collaboration between Levan and Diplo.[9]"27 Club was later, on July 10, 2015, released for digital download.The cover-art for the second release pictured just Levan instead of both Levan and Diplo like it did in the audio version released on YouTube.[10][11]

The third promotional single was released on July 24, 2015 and is titled "No Good". The track follows the album's general sound and genre.[12] "Best Damn thing was also released soon after on July 31st as the fourth promotional single.

"Killing You", 27 Club", "No Good", and "Best Damn Thing" were all available with pre-order on iTunes.

Track listingEdit

Standard Edition[13]
No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."The Dame Says"
  • Nissley
  • Banker
3:35
2."Biscuit"
  • Levan
  • Nissley
  • Banker
  • BloodMoney
3:13
3."No Good"
  • Nissley
  • Banker
3:02
4."Champagne Taste"
  • Levan
  • Nissley
  • Banker
  • Nissley
  • Banker
3:06
5."Like A Glove" (featuring Cadre)
  • Levan
  • Nissley
  • Banker
  • Nissley
  • Banker
3:16
6."27 Club" (with Diplo)
  • Nissley
  • Banker
  • Diplo
3:29
7."Best Damn Thing"
  • Levan
  • Nissley
  • Banker
  • Milicevic
  • Nissley
  • Banker
2:59
8."Misery"
  • Levan
  • Nissley
  • Banker
  • Nissley
  • Banker
2:57
9."Killing You" (featuring Sting)
  • Nissley
  • Banker
3:21
10."Johnny Boy"
  • Levan
  • Nissley
  • Banker
  • Nissley
  • Banker
3:54
11."It Ain't Easy"
  • Levan
  • Nissley
  • Banker
  • Nissley
  • Banker
3:14
Total length:36:06

ChartsEdit

Chart (2015) Peak
position
US Heatseeker Albums (Billboard) 15 [14]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.albumconfessions.com/ivy-levans-no-good-album-review.html
  2. ^ http://www.thomasbleach.com/2015/08/08/album-review-ivy-levan-no-good/
  3. ^ http://idientry.com/2015/11/02/album-review-no-good-ivy-levan/
  4. ^ "Biscuit (Official Video)". YouTube. Retrieved July 3, 2015.
  5. ^ "Biscuit (Official Video)". YouTube. Retrieved July 3, 2015.
  6. ^ "Killing You by Ivy Levan on Itunes". iTunes. Retrieved July 3, 2015.
  7. ^ "The Dame Says on Itunes". iTunes.
  8. ^ "The Dame Says (Lyric Video)". YouTube.
  9. ^ "27 Club (Official Audio)". YouTube. Retrieved July 3, 2015.
  10. ^ "27 Club On Itunes". iTunes. Retrieved July 12, 2015.
  11. ^ https://open.spotify.com/album/1lboKx713Vz6QKYFzpadjO
  12. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/no-good/id1005975221?i=1005975232
  13. ^ "NO GOOD on Itunes". iTunes.
  14. ^ "Ivy Levan on Billboard Chart System". Retrieved October 7, 2015.