Friday Arts Day
TODAY Indie-pop band IRIS launch their new music video ‘Vertigo’.
Fronted by key songwriter Richelle Boer, IRIS artfully resists being boxed into a category. Flowing with ease between genres their music features sweeping harmonies, driving guitars, and warm strings that wrap around haunting melodies and punchy hooks – thus IRIS offers an invitation into an honest space, while leaving the listener with plenty more to discover upon each live performance.
I was captivated by Vertigo. A completely intriguing and creative video. Well done to the production and creative team behind this brilliant vid. Richelle continues to deliver complex and haunting vocals and lyrics that draw you in and linger long afterward. Its no secret that I love this band. Having recently booked them for a night of entertainment, they smashed it, and people who paid to come see them are still commenting on how they wished the night had never ended.
“The making of this video really pushed our mental and physical limits. We had such a strong vision for what we wanted and I was already way out of my comfort zone, so I found myself doing things and facing fears that I never thought I would, because I had to.” – Iris
Filmed by Indimax Productions on location in the stunning Aireys Inlet and Lorne Surf Coast the video is thrilling and intense, and just a little bit ‘Alice in Wonderland’.
‘Vertigo’ the song feels like the dictionary definition of the word – Vertigo (noun) – a sensation of whirling and loss of balance, associated particularly with looking down from a great height,” with layers of sweeping and swirling vocals and exquisite string arrangements. Produced by Kalem Bradborn, mixed by Adrian Hannan (Taxiride, Vanessa Amorosi) and mastered by Matthew Gray (Art of Sleeping, Gosling, The Middle East), Vertigo was recorded in multiple locations, the main one being a converted bedroom and speaks of “facing your own darkness with bravery and hope” says Iris.
For more on IRIS here is the link to their web page: http://www.irismusic.fm/iris/Home.html
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