CMU Approved

Approved: Iiris

By | Published on Monday 14 March 2016


A fresh name in the UK – having made formal introductions at this year’s Line Of Best Fit Five Day Forecast – Iiris has been honing her talents in Estonia for a few years now, releasing her playful debut album ‘The Magic Gift Box’ in 2012. It means she arrives, now London-based, already on impressive form, as shown on new single, ‘Hope’, something of a masterclass in genre-spanning pop that perfectly balances interesting and accessible.

“‘Hope’ is about irrational lust for someone you shouldn’t want and denying it to yourself to the point of splitting yourself into two people wanting different things”, she says of the track. “It’s about a time in my life when hope was confusing. Aren’t we all just hoping that everything will go as we wish and that in the end everything would be alright? But it’s confusing to feel hope when you don’t agree with your own feelings”.

The single is taken from an EP of the same name, out on 25 Mar. Listen to ‘Hope’ here:

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