Lately, the music we’ve come across, that we feel strongly about has been about suicide. One way or another chronic depression has been the underlining factor in the music created by young people. Wanting to escape the terrible moments we all face as young people, there’s a feeling of leaving a realm to enter a better one. Interesting enough, for anyone who’s read or follows any religious text, taking your life doesn’t get you there. According to most holy scriptures, you are to live, worship God, suffer, and sustain. It is almost like this world is your test before guaranteed or denied (re)entry to paradise.
Verily, that topic remains with the sonically variant ‘Today’ by Troi Irons, a unique young singer-songwriter currently based in Los Angeles, California. ‘Today’ is the last song on the rambunctious 7-track extended play, Turbulence (out through Def Jam). However, the other records are just as definitive, raw, and seemingly sung from the gut.
On a private note, the production and vocal arrangement for “Peculiar” grabbed me by the face, and then by the heart. It’s daily playlist-worthy. The same goes for ‘Call Me’, ‘Karma’ and ‘Today’. Want to know an important fact? Irons produces herself, a thing in the business that goes unnoticed often when you’re a woman. More of Troi Irons and artists alike should be on our mainstream airwaves. I’ll go deeper. We should attach a megaphone to Troi Irons’ microphone. People in charge, please make it happen sooner than later.
After giving her debut EP a few spins, I think Troi Irons will be best digested by an audience that is open-minded. She will eventually appear to more youthful, daring and stern individuals. Before you go, watch Irons’ official video for ‘Today’. Sebastian Sdaigui, a Content Creator Manager at Def Jam Recordings, directed the chilling dreamlike video.
Lastly, watch the Alternative-Rock star’s new dark video for ‘Call Me’ directed by Ryan Enn Hughes. It was released two weeks ago.