INTRO BY JOE HERNANDEZ
INTERVIEW BY CAMI LIBERTY
Irene Greene is an emerging singer-songwriter from Philadelphia describing herself as a “moody vampire singing moody songs.” Being raised on artists such as Joni Mitchell, The Beatles and David Bowie, the influence from these legendary artists lay the foundation for her work while she brings these nostalgic sounds into the modern music world with a blend of the indie, electronic and R&B genres of today. She recently made her debut in April 2018 with her single “Platinum Baby.”
When and how did you first get your start in music?
IRENE: "As a kid I was exposed to lots of different types of music, mostly 70s artists like David Bowie and Joni Mitchell. When I was 12 my grandmother urged me to learn the piano, and it was all downhill from there."
For those who don’t know you yet, what would you tell them about your music as a bit of an introduction?
IRENE: "My music is sad and spooky, just like the person writing it. A guy in a bar once described me as Punk Patsy Cline, and I identify with that quite a bit."
Who are some of your musical influences?
IRENE: "Kate Bush, Fiona Apple, David Bowie, Jane Birkin."
You recently released your debut single, “Platinum Baby”. Can you tell us a little about the song and the inspiration behind it?
IRENE: "Platinum Baby is a self deprecating, but sweet confession of love to my partner. That despite all the stuff that has gone wrong in my life, I deserve true love."
Was it hard to choose a song for your debut? Why did you initially choose “Platinum Baby”?
IRENE: "It wasn’t hard to decide because I felt that I captured a semi-happy moment of my life in Platinum Baby, which as you’ll find out is hard for me to do. I wanted to start out on the right foot before I get to all the really dark shit."
Is there anything else we can expect from you soon?
IRENE: "I’m putting out a spooky, 1960s inspired music video for “Platinum Baby”, co-starring my partner Mason Summit so be on the lookout!"