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Listen: Iris - "I'll Wait For You" [Premiere]

24 November 2014, 12:18 | Written by Laurence Day

Iris Campo, the drummer for Indica Records' indie mainstays Roads since the halcyon days of '97, is embarking upon her own solo career. The Spain-born, Montréal-based songstress has enlisted Scott Moffatt (The Moffatts) to help produce her debut EP in Nashville.

Being "reborn" after serious surgery following a life-threatening bout of Ulcerative-Colitis, Campo was spurred on to fearlessly strive for greatness. Along this journey, she met musical mentor Steven Tyler of Aerosmith which "led to an exclusive invite on his following show to further hang out, chat about music and learning invaluable advice for her career."

The track, "I'll Wait For You" is an addictive, heart-warming '70s pop belter laced with slappy, slippery bass grooves, modern synthpop melodies and the fizzing coo of Campo's Haim-esque vox. There are plenty of emotional depths to be discovered in her subtle funkitude. It's a track that warrants at least three immediate replays: one for the funk, one for the feelings, and one for that white-hot guitar solo.

Speaking to us about the track, Iris spoke of its motivational, life-affirming themes:

"When I wrote I'll Wait For You the lyrics came out fast, like a revelation in a way. It took me 15 mins and they poured out effortlessly. I think, prior to writing this song, I was always trying so hard for it all to make sense, but this one just came out. For me it's about never giving up on what you truly want in life. It's that moment when you realize that you can accomplish anything if you put your heart into, and if you're supposed to be with someone, your paths will surely cross again."

Listen below.

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