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Iiris – Tigerhead

2010 was a year that rocketed Iiris into the spotlight. After the showcase festival „Tallinn Music Week“, Iiris got people talking. “Especially good performance and great songwriting”, said Dietmar Schwenger of MusikWoche. Invitations from festivals like Popkomm (Germany), Musiikki & Media (Finland), The Great Escape (UK), Positivus (Latvia) and Iceland Airwaves (Iceland) followed soon. At the beginning of 2011 Iiris became the artist of the week on MTV Iggy’s blog – “A depressingly few amount of bands have “it.” In fact, I’m pretty sure I didn’t know what “it” was, until I listened to Estonian singer/songwriter/pianist Iiris. Because whatever “it” is, she definitely has it. Iiris has the eclecticism, the smarts, the innovation, the pop sound, not to mention the adorable/pretty image to become a huge mega mega, mega star.” “The band’s intense energy and interdynamics, as well as Iiris’s (lead vocals) bubbly personality and control of the stage set an extraordinary tone for the rest of the evening.” (Nutflicks) Iiris has been compared to many of the greats – Björk, Kate Bush, Regina Spektor and even Florence & The Machine, but she`s always managed to remain original and unique. Her vocals sound hypnotic and fairy-like, she can be commanding and agressive, but when she sits down behind her piano and bares it all – you cannot help but to surrender to this Estonian girl`s talent & beauty.

Iiris – Tigerhead

Iiris – Tigerhead Lyrics:
You’ve been
holding on
to a hair
without a harness on
Keeping
by yourself
in search of love and light
to come up from within

Keep real
You will not fade away
Tigerhead
So clear
that the only one to pull you through
is gonna be you

The summer solemns hurry
the present’s getting blurry
the lights, the lights
of what could be,
what might

But there’s a haze blocking the road
self pity’s the devil’s toast
so you slumber
you wonder
what got you so under

Keep real
You will not fade away
Tigerhead
So clear
that the only one to pull you through
has got to be you

‘Cos it’s love
That you hold
In the self
That you mould
And it’s you
Only you
Who can do
What you do
So don’t be a bitch
You can’t be fooled
There’s no one else
To see you through
Don’t let it slip tighten your grip
If it’s a sign that you’re waiting for baby
This is it.

You’ve been holding on
to your own hair
without a harness on
Keeping
by yourself
to feel the love and light
to rise up from within.
Iiris - Tigerhead

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