Following on from the release of her latest single, ‘Sutherland Avenue’, Greece’s Irene Skylakaki is about to unveil her fourth studio album, ‘Souvenir’. The release of ‘Souvenir’ follows hot on the heels of a number of successful singles, including ‘Sutherland Avenue’, ‘Dreamy’ and the title-track of the album, ‘Souvenir’, all of which receiving adoration from fans, and press. Now, Irene has released a new track, ‘Thank You. For Good Science’, which also features upon the album.
‘Thank You. For Good Science’, sees Irene Skylakaki incorporate some subtle rock elements, taking her sound to another level. Gentle guitar riffs give this track an almost haunting feel, even more so when paired with Irene’s soft, whispered vocals.
The composition of her tracks always see Irene outdo herself, ‘Thank You. For Good Science’ is no exception. Simple yet exciting instrumentation allows for the track to boast a truly unique atmosphere, minimalistic and ethereal. The carefree nature of this track, and the rest of those that will feature upon ‘Souvenir’, has left Irene Skylakaki to feel that this album is more like a first album than a fourth. The newly found freedom features upon ‘Thank You. For Good Science’ and enables Irene’s confidence to take the spotlight.
Irene’s lyrics are often autobiographical, relatable yet personal. She combines whimsical vocals with catchy folk-rock melodies which form tracks which allow her to connect with her audience, giving back some of the joy that music has bought to her life over the years.
Irene Skylakaki has previously supported massive names on tours, playing alongside the likes of Jessie Ware, Macy Gray, Beirut and Daughter. Her previous 3 albums have all been met with critical acclaim, with her third album, ‘Matterless’, produced by Danton Stupple (who has worked alongside the likes of Coldplay, U2 and Morrissey) and featured musicians such as Richard Jupp of Elbow.
‘Thank You. For Good Science’ sees Irene Skylakaki take her career to another level, the added rock elements add a new feel to this track, one that many were longing for with her previous releases. ‘Souvenir’ is expected to be a dynamic, deeply emotional journey spread across 11 tracks. Haunting yet angelic vocals merge with gentle synths are likely to create a mood unlike any other.