Irie, Evie / 5 Weeks In LA
Album: 5 Weeks In LA   Collection:General
Artist:Irie, Evie   Added:Jun 2020
Label:Republic Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2020-08-17 Pull Date: 2020-10-19

Recent Airplay
1. Nov 01, 2021: Hanging in the bone yard
The Optimist
3. Aug 29, 2020: Hanging in the bone yard
Sink Swim
2. Sep 26, 2020: Hanging in the bone yard
4. Jun 06, 2020: Hanging in the bone yard

Album Review
Mr. Bones
Reviewed 2020-06-01
In her debut EP, Irie presents an absolutely divine soul-pop sound with near perfect synth accents. While sonically rich, the production does not overwhelm her sensuous voice and introspective lyrics. Although still a teen, she is eminently capable of writing intelligent and captivating coming of age stories that will appeal to young optimists as well as the not so young with a more jaded view of life. Do your listeners a favor and play her before she becomes too popular for college radio.

RIYL: Maggie Rogers, billie Eilish
FCC: #3 (shit at 0:33)

Bitter – powerful delivery & orchestration drive this tune about perseverance under adversity (fast, 3:37)***
Stupid Things – sublime story about a young woman “wanting to find her place” (slow, 3:28)**
The Optimist – soaring coming of age story about ignoring negativity with amazing crescendos (med, 3:54) ***
Vulnerable – stunningly soulful vocals (think Adele) over dreamy piano & violin (slow, 3:18) ***
Sink Swim – driving bass & synths behind this tale of taking chances where she asks “is my music cool or just weird” (fast, 3:01)*

Other Singles:
Worst Enemy – delightful interplay of vocal over piano interleaved with dream y kick drum & synth (single, med, 3:24)***

Over Him – vocoded lyrics over a techno beat (single, fast, 2:49)

Track Listing
1. Bitter   3. The Optimist
2. Stupid Things   4. Vulnerable
  5. Sink Swim