Thriving Ivory is the self-titled debut album of American rock bandThriving Ivory. The album was originally released on May 18, 2003 on the Wolfgang label, and re-released on June 21, 2008 on Wind-up Records. The sound of their self-titled release was inspired by bands such as U2 and Coldplay. The album peaked at number 1 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart.
Keyboard player Scott Jason told Songfacts the track "Alien", "is the most personal song [to me] on the record. That song is about my brother. And my brother, he's a brilliant, brilliant, brilliant kid, a full scholarship to Berkeley, and he's gone through some pretty heavy stuff. So that song is really personal."