SINGLE REVIEW: Evie Irie – the idea of you

Evie Irie has continually proved herself to be a powerhouse through the release of a string of singles and EP’s that have been vulnerably charged, energetically punched and ear worm hook laden. She’s just hit the road with Amy Shark for her huge arena tour and to celebrate this extensive run of dates she’s dropped a brand new anthem for you to scream along to. 

‘the idea of you’ finds its sonical heart in an angsty 90’s pop rock palette that grips onto a youthfulness that is reminiscent of Olivia Rodrigo and Lorde. Beginning with her signature raspy vocals she draws you into this brooding vision with a pulsating beat and guitar riff before enlightening you with high notes and an electrified energy. The bold sound is immediately captivating and and has this anthemic feel to it which will have you wanting to run down dark streets screaming the lyrics out in a personal release of emotions. 

Capturing the youthfulness of falling for someone head over heels, she embraces how she feels all of her emotions in a very literal sense. “No I don’t mean to fall hard cause I don’t even know who they are. Not tryna be a player, but I just got a real big heart” she sings before proclaiming “Uh oh, I really like the idea of you”. 

‘the idea of you’ is a song that you will NEED to hear on repeat. It will quickly become one of your favourite songs of hers alongside ‘Bitter’ and ‘Little More Love’, and you’ll be ready to scream it out with her at one of the Amy Shark dates. It’s an exciting direction for Evie Irie, and I can’t wait to see how she further explores this sonical route.