Demur Decks 15.10.18 by ILIRA

Kosovo-Albanian artist who now resides in Berlin, ILIRA is really making her mark in the music world. Raised in a small Swiss town by Kosovo-Albanian parents, ILIRA struggled to find her place in an environment with clashing cultures. Citing a wide set of musical influences from Nirvana to Rihanna as her first major muses, ILIRA developed a rebellious middle- finger-wagging attitude at a very young age, shaping her into the artist that she is today. So this week we have now ILIRA taking over our Demur Decks.

I’ll Never Love Again – Lady Gaga        

I watched “A Star is Born” the other day, deeply moved by the raw emotion and vulnerability portrayed by both Gaga and Cooper. What a beautiful song!

Endless Summer – G-Eazy

Wouldn’t it be amazing if there was a way to escape depressing thoughts and live in a state of permanent summer with zero future anxiety? Such a vibey song that makes me wanna drive on the highway with the top down.

You’re Gonna Break My Heart Tonight – Tom Odell

I absolutely love Tom Odell, and the way he channels pain and honesty in his piano-led art.

With You – Mariah Carey

Recently, I’ve been listening lot to 90s/early 2000s Mariah ‘cause my songwriter Jaro loves her and listens to her constantly. She definitely paved the way for a lot of artists and left her footprints in the sand of pop music. I’m really feeling the stripped-back arrangement of “With You.” Looking forward to her new album!

Without Me – Halsey

Love Halsey’s commanding confidence and attitude. Definitely one of the strong female voices in today’s pop!

Morph – Twenty-One Pilots

The lyrics of Twenty One Pilots always get to me. My favourite lines in “Morph” are:

“We’re surrounded and we’re hounded /

There’s no above, or under, or around it /

For ‘above’ is blind belief and ‘under’ is sword to sleeve /

And ‘around’ is scientific miracle.”

Check out ‘Whisper My Name’ by ILIRA here

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