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  • Karlee Skipper

Review: "Clean Break" - ILIRA

ILIRA’s latest release is a high-energy, electric track that lifts the spirits of audiences. “Clean Break” is her story of reinventing herself after a break-up. Rather than sulking at home with a broken heart, the track follows ILIRA’s decision to have a night out on the town and soaking in the fun. She becomes the life of the party, and rejects any negative thoughts that may drift her way. In the chorus, she sings, “Welcome to the other side// I think I found the new me// And it’s a new day// I need a clean break.” She has cut ties with her broken heart, and is now looking for the silver linings in life. She only desires a good time, and to do that, she will need to have a clean slate. She is now picking up the pieces and focusing on happiness. “Clean Break” is the epitome of a perfect feel-good track and effortlessly conveys the emotions ILIRA is experiencing.

ILIRA brings a refreshing energy to the electronic-dance scene with “Clean Break”. The song begins with a unique keyboard intro that resembles the music of the 80s. This production immediately sets up the lively tone of the song. As the chorus breaks out, the infectious beat compels the listener to dance along, transporting them to their favorite nightclub. ILIRA’s powerful vocals perfectly compliment the melody and proves that she was born for this genre. At the end of the chorus, she uses her falsetto voice, bringing an angelic element to the track. Even after the song ends, “Clean Break” plays on repeat in the listener’s mind. The track is not easily forgotten and leaves the audience craving more energizing releases from ILIRA.

ILIRA is a Swiss singer-songwriter now based in Germany. She has already made major waves in the music industry and is currently the biggest Swiss artist. She has over 3 million monthly listeners on Spotify and nearly 300 million streams in over 100 countries. In 2018, her collaboration with Alle Farben, “FADING”, reached the #1 spot on the German Airplay Chart. Then in 2020, she earned the #14 spot with DJ Tiësto on the US Dance Charts with their hit single, “Lose You”. Currently, she is in the studio working on her debut album.

Written By Karlee Smith



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