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IRIS premieres new music video ‘Stars’ (words by Quinten Koroshetz)

Photo credit: Malay



New Jersey born singer IRIS released a dreamy new music video for her song Stars. Sounding like a pop rock love child of the Four Non Blondes, Stevie Nicks and Imogen Heap, the Stars music video was directed and filmed by Iris along with two-time Grammy award winning producer Malay (cred. Zayn, Frank Ocean, Lorde), who also helped produce the song. The video draws inspiration from retro/film styles and whimsically adds to the overall beauty of the song. 


You can view the video here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RbgsfEHiPG4&feature=youtu.be


Check out more from IRIS on spotify, apple music, 


https://open.spotify.com/artist/4XpjwqXDE6hIJwISq69GOH?si=ZGXtR_eXQEOO_7YfXW3uWQ

https://music.apple.com/us/artist/iris/1473988942



A look into the world of Class Photo by Rebecca Mae

Class Photo’s debut album entitled Light Years Later (out November 8th) is sure to lift your spirits and get you dancin’.  


Class Photo is a solo project of former STRFKR band member Patrick Morris, who is now based in Norway. He last performed with portland-based indie pop band at Coachella in 2014, before breaking off on his own to pursue a solo project that would become Class Photo. 



The band’s latest single “Yeah You Break (My Heart)” is filled with warm synths and plenty of falsetto. Paired with some funky sound effects, this track is a bouncy intro to the rest of this quirky collection of songs. Their debut single (released back in February) “I’ve Been Cleaning Your Room” is more grounded, more inspired by grunge indie rock; the vocals are much more natural and straightforward. It’s full of catchy and simple lyrics, making this track the most infectious of the 3 singles already released. Another previous single is “Hard Conversation”, which despite the lightheartedness of the instrumentation and production, this song touches on the death of a parent. This song seems to merge the styles of the first two tracks: upbeat and bouncy, bizarre vocals layered with clear vocals, all paired with a pretty heavy subject matter. 


Make sure to check out Patrick Morris’ new solo project Class Photo now, and listen to the debut album “Light Years Later” out November 8th!


PHOTO CREDIT: ERIC SCHWABEL 

PHOTO CREDIT: JONATHAN VIVAAS KISE


ALAENA in BKLYN

If the name ‘Alaena’ sounds
familiar, you’re probably not alone. Playing keyboard for metal band Winds
of Plague
from 2009-2017, she is far from a newcomer in the music scene. Now pursuing a more solo route, the Philly-native turned LA transplant has been featured in Paper Magazine, Wonderland and on Idobi Radio. With songs like Paranoid, Californihate, and Wasteland, Alaena’s discography has been coined as ‘grunge-pop’. Crediting artists like Britney Spears and as inspirations to start creating music of her own, Alaena’s songs are reminiscent  of early 2000s pop.  If you’re into nostalgic pop with a twist, feel free check out ALAENA’s music and social media here:

https://open.spotify.com/artist/2TmthutG9u5APmp2D5PLW3

https://www.instagram.com/sheisalaena/

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