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Behind the Mask is the latest song from Ivy & Gold’s recent Smoke & Mirrors EP to get a music video. It’s a powerful ballad which shows off singer Rachel’s distinctive vocals. As a British duo with a blonde female lead singer, they’re often compared to London Grammar, but the new songs put Ivy & Gold more closely in line with acts like Florence and the Machine and Bat For Lashes. I’ve been following their development for a while and they’ve made great progress in finding their sound, so I’m looking forward to seeing what’s to come.