SINGLE REVIEW: Kira Puru – Idiot

Kira Puru is one of Australia’s most unique pop acts with her sassy and imaginative attitude that shines through her confident pop melodies. 

Her discography is full of catchy tracks with ear worm hooks like ‘Molotov’, ‘Say Something’ and ‘Tension’ that have all been added to triple j’s on air playlisting. But on top of all the playful and empowering material, she’s also shown a vulnerable and personal side with the stripped back ‘Why Don’t We Get Along’.  

Heading back into the euphoric sonical arena, Kira has unveiled her new single ‘Idiot’ which is a fiery anthem about being in love even when you don’t want to be. 

Contrasting the big pop production that sounds confident, bold and playful with lyrics that are quite vulnerable, she shows her growth in honing her craft. 

Reflecting on the toxicity of a relationship, she looks at the games that people play with each other that feels like a full power move. “You know it’s not working but you pull me in” she proclaims during the pre-chorus. But the crux of the song is about wanting to hold onto that person because you feel powerless in standing up for yourself. 

“When I’m lonely, when I hear your name, when I’m out and trying to drink the pain away. Yeah, every little thing you do makes me go round and round again” she sings during the big hook. 

Citing self-reflection, she confesses her personal understanding of what’s happening and hopes that they know deep down that she knows what they are doing isn’t right. “I’m a sucker I admit, but you know I‘m not an idiot”. 

Layered with bouncy pop beats and slick synths she gives you that ultra nostalgic pop sound that is starting to take over music again. 

‘Idiot’ is quintessential Kira Puru, and you better get ready for some anthemic singalong’s during her live shows once we’re all free to dance together again. 

Kira Puru Tour Dates (Supporting Thelma Plum)

Wednesday 11 November – The River, Margaret River 

Thursday 12 November – Astor Theatre, Perth 

Sunday 15 November – The Gov, Adelaide 

Friday 20 November – Armitage Centre, Toowoomba 

Thursday 26 November – Anita’s Theatre, Thirroul 

Friday 27 November – Metro Theatre, Sydney *SOLD OUT*

Saturday 28 November – Metro Theatre, Sydney 

Sunday 29 November – Forum, Melbourne

Friday 4 December – Torquay Hotel, Torquay *SOLD OUT*

Saturday 5 December – Torquay Hotel, Torquay 

Thursday 10 December – NEX, Newcastle 

Friday 11 December – UC Refectory, Canberra 

Saturday 12 December –  Uni Bar, Hobart TAS

Friday 18 December – Kingscliff Beach Hotel, Kingscliff 

Saturday 19 December– Fortitude Music Hall, Brisbane