FRESH: ‘Comfortable’ – Ironess

Ironess like to be “Comfortable”

Melbourne Indie-pop duo Ironess follow the success of their debut single “Drive”, with a new track, “Comfortable”: a carefree, R&B driven beauty. Opening with a neo-soul inspired guitar hook, this sets the tone for the duo’s warm hearfelt vocals which explore the emotions of being in a long term relationship, which begins to feel like a chore rather than love.

“Sometimes in a relationship, one person can outgrow or change and can end up at a crossroads trying to figure out what life looks like away from the sameness and comfort that a relationship can provide” Ironess explain. “We didn’t want Comfortable to be a one-sided story, because in the end it takes two to tango. This song digs deep into the emotions which sometimes you’re afraid to let out because you don’t want to hurt the other person’s feelings”.

In call and response style, the lyrics capture the thoughts of experiencing and talking through these challenges: Everytime we cross the same lines we lose ourselves again. Teaming up with Producer Mark D’Angelo (D’Arcy Spiller), the nostalgic, cross-genre song has its roots in soul and branches of polished pop. The song builds through R&B inspired melodies and by the second chorus transcends the expected to a captivating electro delight.

Ironess – made up of the collective talents of singer-songwriters KEZRA and Issac Main is an exciting independent, Melbourne duo project born out of folk roots infused with electro, indie pop vibes. The duo’s debut song “Drive”, released in July, has racked up more than 10,000 streams on Spotify alone, receiving local buzz from the likes of Triple J Unearthed and nationally-syndicated support from ABC Radio, Herald Sunand radio show Oz Made. Ironess will be releasing their EP later this year.

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So perhaps you’ve read an article or two that I’ve written and wondered “just who is this character?”! Well I thought maybe it would be time to introduce myself and what I’m all about. Well it’s all about the music! Having been born in the late 1970’s I was heavily influenced by my parent’s love of ‘popular’ music and rock and roll of the 1950’s and 60’s. My Mother always said she should of married Elvis and my father was, and is still, in love with Sandie Shaw! But while my Dad’s tastes stopped in about 1967, my Mum carried on loving music throughout the 70’s, 80’s and beyond. My first memory was playing on the floor whilst my Mother was ironing one day with the radio on, and hearing ABBA’s “Super Trouper” dancing my nappy off to it! Maybe that’s where it all went wrong…?! Having been subjected to all and sundry in my infant years, I finally found my feet in the mid-1980’s and began ‘partying’ to the likes of Culture Club, Stevie Wonder(!), Elkie Brooks and Bananarama to name but a few! The year 1987 would have a profound effect on my listening tastes and from thereon in my life would be dominated with buying and listening to music. Any number of outstanding songs were released and listened to that year, most notably “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now”, “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” and “La Isla Bonita”. That Summer my mind was completely taken over with music and sounds I’d never heard before and I was totally taken in by it all. My father would say “whaaar rubbish you got on naaaaao?” (I’m from Norfolk!) but I was hooked. And it continued so for the rest of the decade and the next. At the beginning of 1988 I ‘met’ my true love and the singer I’ve worshipped more than any other artist or group. You may know of her. She’s from Australia…! Aside from pop music, my tastes are many and varied and continues to grow and expand as I ‘mature’ in age. I’ve always been heavily interested in films and in particular the mechanics of film making and of course film music, so scores and subsequently orchestral music takes up a lot of my tastes and collection. 90’s dance and club tunes also takes up much of the space in my head and I’m surprised my brain has stopped shaking from the years of abuse it took being dragged to nightclubs, often three times a week in my 20’s! I find with each year that passes I regress back to my youth and of course the 1980’s. 80’s music dominates and the lust to see as many 80’s acts and singers play live now is insatiable. I’m still getting into the groove as much as every breath I take, but I’m never gonna give up listening to my heart and pumping up the volume, simply because I LOVE MUSIC…any kind of music!