Release Date: 26 May 2023
APART is a gripping song about the walls around us. About the trenches we’ve drawn, intentionally or unknowingly, and now can’t seem to bridge anymore.
Heavy drums and distorted bass, with infectious vocal arrangements above them, seem as if Imagine Dragons, Bishop Briggs and Billie Eilish had made a collective effort. A tense, feverish art pop aura slightly reminding of Goldfrapp underscores the bewitched, otherworldly conundrum between the separation of two people and an alienation from oneself. “Fix your within to find your way out”: a song like a mantra.
Release Date: 26 May 23
Genre: Modern Alternative Rock, Artpop, New Wave
Moods: heavy, feverish & toxic
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Plain Folly is many things. Unadjusted, thoughtful, sometimes dreamy, sometimes eruptive. But above all: DIY as fuck exclusively. Irina Kühn aka Plain Folly writes her own songs, plays almost all instruments herself, even partly produces her own music. Her melancholic pulsating indie prism creates its very own niche between Fiona Apple, Phoebe Bridgers and Florence + the Machine, carried by her versatile voice and her artful piano craft. Thus, her music becomes strikingly deep, a surging ocean of associations and emotions, sometimes beautiful and sometimes threatening. There is light, but not without shadow. There is pain, but not without hope. Sometimes shape-shifting as feather-light, sometimes as driving indie pop with a focus on her powerful voice and her great talent on the black and white keys, sometimes as an eruptive rock catharsis, and sometimes as an urban trip-hop fairy-tale. Her new album, due out in 2023, sets self-doubt and transience to music, boldly facing the storms of life alone despite all their heaviness – a wholesome, musically beguiling act of self-empowerment. Plain Folly: against all odds forevermore. And a fabulously exciting new indie discovery.