SINGLE REVIEW: Don’t Wait Up by IRIS

Following the success of Iris’ last release, Lay with You comes another impressive new track from the New Zealand based music artist. Don’t Wait Up isanother genre-defying song, exploring the boundaries of pop, dance, and R&B with a seductive, confident yet unifying blend of positivity and nuanced pop finesse. As Iris has said about Don’t Wait Up, ‘I feel like the temperature of the world definitely could benefit from some uplifting music. All and all, Don’t Wait Up is really about living in the moment, doing things for you. Don’t wait on anybody or for the ‘right’ moment to live your life the way you want it.’ And that sense of liberating, unshackling emotions lays at the heart of this irresistible track. With over 1million views and counting for Iris’ previous releases, this emerging talent is on the cusp of magnifying her profile, expanding a blossoming fan base, and fulfilling all the promise of her captivating, incontestable artistic gifts. As highlighted in the lyric and reflected in the smooth, hypnotic production Don’t Wait Up features a vitality that utilises exquisite vocals, rhythmic inventiveness, and melodic accessibility to create a universal mood and ultimately, a transcendent dance-pop experience. Produced by Charles Lutman and Iris Dunn, and mixed by Tyler Scott, the new track is a solid addition to Iris’ track history. A keyboard motif introduces the sparse verses, where a strong melodic line corresponds wonderfully to Iris’ assured vocal delivery. Filled with pristine effects and an irresistible groove, the song features a chorus that’s deceptively simple and direct; but it’s the kind of the hook that doesn’t let go. As well as utilising a Latin-flavoured feel cloaked in a dance aesthetic, the track is crowned by a shimmering production and Iris’ bare lyric that sets a strident tone. With its design firmly on the pulse of contemporary music, Don’t Wait Up reaffirms the ascending trajectory of this magnetic new artist.

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