New Video: Berlin’s IRYS Releases a Slickly Produced Bop

IRYS is an emerging, Berlin-based singer/songwriter and producer, who specializes in what she describes as dark electro pop with a note of retro and synth wave. She released her first single earlier this and currently has plans to release one single a month throughout the rest of the year.

The Berlin-based artist’s latest single, “River” features IRYS’ sultry vocals over a slick production centered around shimming synth arpeggios, skittering tweeter and woofer rocking beats and a propulsive bass line to create a mid-tempo track that sounds — to my ears, at least — indebted to Version 2.0-era Garbage while it describes a dysfunctional relationship that just holds her back in every possible way.

The recently released video by VI Productions is a slick visual split between footage in a strobe lit club, people diving into water, people walking on the beach and the rising German artist singing the song in front of tinsel and other decorations.