Troi Irons talks debut EP "Turbulence".
With vibes reminiscent of 1990’s Alanis Morissette, Def Jams latest signee Troi Irons writes, produces and performs all her own music. The singer/songwriter is definitely makin’ moves with the release of her debut EP ‘Turbulence’, it is pure sonic goodness.
GroundSounds recently caught up with Troi to talk about her latest project, musical inspirations and more, check out the exclusive interview below.
For those just discovering Troi Irons, can you tell us a little bit about your background and how you got started with music?
I was homeschooled and done with high school by 12. My family moved to LA in ’06 so I could attend college. While I was waiting for the semester to start, I picked up the guitar. Both my parents are musicians so it came pretty naturally and I taught myself several instruments. I started writing songs as a hobby and resolved that I was going to do that for life because it makes me happy.
Can you tell us about working on your debut EPTurbulence and bringing it to fruition?
I’d been working on an album that I called Chrysalis with a bunch of respected “producers”. The problem is that many “producers” are not musicians. They can press buttons on a computer but they can’t compose a song. I’m a musician so working that way really limits my art. When I played that album for people, they said the songs weren’t believable; I scrapped the whole project. I retreated to my own studio and went back to the sound I’ve been honing for the past 10 years. Turbulence was finished but people still couldn’t see the vision. Then I produced “Today” in my bedroom and everyone finally got it. After that, everything started moving.
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