Release Date: 11 Nov 2022
“But there must be something more”: On November 11, 2022, indie pop artist, singer and multi-instrumentalist Irina Kühn aka Plain Folly has released the first song from her upcoming album. With “Breaking Clocks” Plain Folly succeeds in creating a furious, passionate indie anthem against self-doubt and resignation – a graceful song, somewhere between Phoebe Bridgers, Tori Amos and Florence + the Machine and a hopeful, enveloping soundtrack for dark autumn evenings.
“Time goes by and I feel that my life is not going the way I would like it to. And what do I do? I try to ignore it and smile it away,” says Irina Kühn about the first song she ever wrote for Plain Folly. Pushing drums, evolving piano and her pervasive vocals, despite all the serious memento mori mood, nevertheless spread a stirring carpe diem thought: my life belongs to myself alone. Self-empowerment has rarely sounded so captivating.
LISTEN HERE: Plain Folly – Breaking Clocks
Release Date: 11/11/22
Moods: graceful, passionate & emotional
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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.