Friday, June 21, 2019

Iris - Wait

Beautiful vocals with minimal production. What could be better? I've already become smitten with Iris' vocal delivery and how she makes you feel like you've been friends forever and then you throw in some killer harmonies on the chorus and I'm done. She's honestly got one of the biggest voices I've heard in music in a long time. There's a very old soul quality to her that grabs you and pulls you close. I've talked about her previous release, "Crazy" and said many of the same things and I think that speaks volumes about the consistency between her performance and the production. When an artist has natural talent, there isn't need for a ton of post production work and I'm gonna bet there's very little if any clean up after the fact.

"Nothing you can say when you love and you lose / Telling me to leave when I can't even move / No one I can choose when I let go of you / What you want me to do / Stop telling me to
I wish you would stay just to stand in my shoes / It's a little hard just to swallow the truth / No one I can choose when I let go of you / What you want me to do / Stop telling me to wait"
That pre-chorus is pretty devastating when you actually pay attention to what she's saying. When you've put your everything into a relationship and it's crumbled down around you and all you can do is watch it fall apart; that's just about the worst feeling ever. You've invested so much time and energy and you're being placated. You're being told to wait. It's heartbreaking and it sucks. Iris has done an amazingly beautiful job of capturing those emotions and feelings in a manner that we all can relate to and while it can be difficult to hear those emotions manifested, it's one of the best steps toward healing. You have to take the good with the bad so that when the good comes back around, you're able to know just how important it is.
I adore this woman. I adore her production team. They aren't letting her take a single misstep. Her voice is gorgeous. The way they cradle her performance and hold it with the utmost care shows a group of people that know exactly what they're doing and how to best showcase her talent. I want her to be a household name because she's worth every minute of it.

Iris on the Web

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