Having spent the last 12 months working on new music, independent singer-songwriter Irini Mando is ready to reconnect with her growing fan base. The London-based artist has shared brand-new single “Six In The Morning”, her first release in a year.
Written by Irini, the track brings together an impressive line-up. It was produced by Buzzin Productions (Kojo Funds, Wande Coal, Elephant Man, Skepta, Giggs) and mixed and mastered by Arthur Indrikovs (One Direction, Calvin Harris, Clean Bandit, Florence + the Machine). The result of such a collaboration is a vibey afro-bashment infused pop jam with an undeniable hook. “That’s what’s been gwarning ‘til six in the morning”, Irini can be heard singing as she recounts the details of a memorable night.
Speaking on the track, Irini says, “‘Six In The Morning’ is just a vibe to be honest. Buzzin and I became friends when he exec produced my last EP Eden in 2016 but this is our first truly collaborative effort, and it happened so naturally. I just remember finishing it before we even spent too much time thinking about it, which is something I definitely want to explore more.”
“Six In The Morning” marks the latest chapter in Irini’s burgeoning career, which has gone from strength to strength in the past few years. In 2015 the PRSF-funded singer worked with the Amy Winehouse Foundation and completed the Amy’s Yard programme, delivering the title track of debut EP Pink Noise and single “Hang” along the way, the latter featuring on the Foundation’s first compilation album by Island Records the same year. In 2016 she released follow-up EP Eden, which spawned the VEVO-championed singles “Tide” and “Surfin’ Sky High”, and with plenty of new material written over the past year, as well as exciting collaborations on the horizon, stay tuned for lots more from Irini throughout 2018.