Tuesday Tip-Off: Irene Wilde

Avant pop artist Irene Wilde dropped an EP (Melancholia) and a full length (Spleen) in the waning months of 2020 that mix confessional lyrics of revelation with minimalist experimental production for a heady combination that turns even the casual listen into a deep dive into another sonic world. As much soundscapes as they are pop songs, quite a few of the songs hit like FKA Twigs as filtered through Bjork’s more adventurous explorations. A segment of pop music has taken a step in this direction due to the success of Twigs (and the more melancholic Billie Eilish songs), but few wade as deeply into the dark and murky waters as Wilde does, and that’s what makes her stand apart. Check out “Aesthetic” from Melancholia and “Blue Leaves” from Spleen below, as well as “balance” the first single off Wilde’s upcoming album PYRRHICAE below.

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