IRENE Releases “Gatekeeper”
Finland-based alt-pop artist IRENE is ready to kick the year off with a raw and eclectic new sound in her latest single “Gatekeeper”. Written about a traumatic experience with a piano teacher from her past, “Gatekeeper” opens doors for listeners to tell their own stories about similar struggles through a refreshing level of vulnerability. No stranger to extremes, IRENE combines bold musical flavor with lyrical intensity that sparks wide interest from audiences across the globe. Often compared to the cinematic eccentricities of artists like Björk, Kate Bush and Fever Ray, we witness her ability to lead, to experiment and to project confidence in a way that reels you in from the very beginning.
The Nordic Spotify playlists have given IRENE a warm welcome. To date, her music has accumulated a million streams on Spotify. In 2021, IRENE also wrote the official theme song for international war documentary tv-series “Untold Arctic Wars”. The series is backed by the Nordic national broadcasting companies (Yle, SVT, NRK, DR), and distributed globally. To date, rights
have been sold to many major tv platforms, such as National Geographic, Walt Disney Company and RTL. Most recently, the theme song has been nominated as a finalist to “Vuoden Huiput”, Finland’s most significant creative design competition. Having also recently returned from Iceland airwaves, IRENE played two venue gigs, one at the legendary KEX hostel – which eventually earned her a spot among the headliners of G! Festival in the Faroe Islands. Her ongoing success is prominent and “Gatekeeper” offers another layer of vulnerability and versatility that is guaranteed to inspire.