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Talking to Alt-Pop Lucky Iris About Their Debut: “Turns Out We Should Have Stayed At Home”

What are you in the mood right now in terms of music? Are you looking for a slow piano song? An electric rock one? Or perhaps a dance-pop tune?

Whatever you are in the mood for, you should check out UK Alt-Pop duo Lucky Iris’ debut EP Turns Out We Should Have Stayed At Home. It features four tracks of diverse moods, perfect for any listener. I recently talked to Lucky Iris on WhatsApp about the EP as well as the duo themselves.

Check out my interview while you listen to the EP down below. Let me know in the comment what is your favorite track.

Introducing Lucky Iris

Lucky Iris is an Alternative pop (or Alt-pop) band from Leeds, England. The duo — Maeve and Jasper — formed in early April right before they released their debut EP. But, the pair knew each other since they were in school together about eight years ago. They were in a choir together in high school. But, the two just got together as a Lucky Iris this year. 

Both Maeve and Jasper came from different musical backgrounds. Jasper has experience in soul and jazz. Maeve, on the other hand, likes pop and rock. However, they came together in the hopes of trying different genres together. Right now, they want to experiment in mixing the vibes of electronica, lo-fi (taking elements from this genre), and acoustic together to make something new. 

Yet, they are still adding their experiences in jazz and pop to their music. For example, in their debut EP (Turns Out We Should Have Stayed At Home), they added jazz chords with the electronic elements. For Jasper, he experimented with the jazzy chords to have a more smooth sound. 

Their Debut: Turns Out We Should Have Stayed At Home

Turns Out We Should Have Stayed At Home is their debut EP, one that is filled with different feels and sounds. “Get Ready with Me” is an electronic track that gets the listener ready for a fun night out. Meanwhile, “Take 5 (Why Can’t You See Me?)” is a steady jazz-based tune. The next track is entitled “Glitter Vision” is a Billy Ellish-like tune. The last track, which is called “I Fell Backwards”, finishes the EP with an acoustic piano vibe.

Lucky Iris told me that they hope that listeners can relate to their music, both the lyrics and the melodies. In the lyrics, the duo wants others to listen for the deep meanings in the lyrics and the various problems, like social pressure and isolation, featured in each song. “Take it as you like,” the duo’s vocalist Maeve told me during the interview, “and relate to them”.

Lucky Iris’ debut EP is a pretty solid release with a variety of sounds to attract different listeners. My favorite is the first track, “Get Ready with Me”, as I really love the upbeat tempo, the light vocals, and the club vibe. I also love the deep piano chords around the 1:39 mark, it is so beautiful!

What is your favorite track of Lucky Iris’ debut Turns Out We Should Have Stayed At Home? Listen to it below and tell me in the comments!

What is Next For Lucky Iris?

The duo has many plans for the future in terms of making music and even touring. Lucky Iris can’t wait to play at live venues once it is ok to do so. Maeve and Jasper love touring as they said it is a great way to spread their music.  They also want to get back to writing music. Jasper told me that he was mixing songs from their debut EP and hopes to release a remix album very soon.

As we finished up chatting, I asked them “What do you want to say to the readers of ai love music”? They answered that they hope everyone listens to their music. But also, reach out and talk to the duo on social media. They would love it when people say hello. Finally, Lucky Iris had one more request for you all: “Gives us recommendations for places to play at?”

Make sure to check out Lucky Iris at the following sites:

Instagram | Spotify | Facebook | Youtube | Twitter | Apple Music | Bandcamp

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This Post Has 48 Comments

  1. Nadine

    I love discovering new music! Your interviews are a great way to do this! Lucky Iris is my new discovery of the week!

    1. Lucky Iris

      Thanks so much for listening!

  2. Eswari

    Thanks for sharing. added to my playlist.

    1. Lucky Iris

      We love to hear that!

  3. Mary

    Thank you for sharing this informative and interesting interview with us. I love good music and would definitely check them out.

    1. Lucky Iris

      We hope you enjoyed our music!

  4. Joline

    I’m all about chill and relaxing music these days. Helps calm my nerves! Take 5 is right up my alley.

    1. Lucky Iris

      So glad you enjoyed our tracks!!

    1. Lucky Iris

      We love Amy’s writing too!

  5. Neil Alvin

    Lucky Iris seems promising. I wouldn’t be schocked if they reach #1 in the charts someday.

    1. Lucky Iris

      Ahh we’d love that!! Feel free to follow us on our socials and track our progress!

  6. Indu Indra

    ‘Turns out we should have stayed at home’ perfect lyrics for the present moment. Wonderful listening for me.

    1. Lucky Iris

      Thank you so much for listening!

  7. Cassie

    I’ve never heard of her, but I’ll definitely be checking out her songs

    1. Lucky Iris

      Feel free to get in touch and let us know what you think once you have!

  8. Marta

    Loveing your interviews. So fun to learn about new music

    1. Lucky Iris

      We love them too!!

  9. sumit walia

    I love to discover new music and artists, let me immediately check out Turns We Should Have Stayed At Home.thanks for getting this album to your readers.

    1. Lucky Iris

      We hope you enjoy it!!!

  10. Flossie McCowald

    I do like the jazz vibe of Why Can’t You See Me. It is both fascinating and heartbreaking to watch them performing the video while socially distanced.

    1. Lucky Iris

      We’re so glad you liked our version from home, thanks so much for having a listen!

  11. Rebecca

    Their music sounds great, I wish them well!

    1. Lucky Iris

      Thank you very much! We’re hope you’re well too!

  12. Kristyn

    I just love the name, they obviously have a great sense of humor!

    1. Lucky Iris

      Thank you! We’re glad you like it!

  13. Stephanie

    I like when artists can do a variety of songs. It makes them so much more interesting and dynamic!

    1. Lucky Iris

      That means a lot to us, thank you very much!!

  14. Holly

    I was not familiar with this group prior. What a fun song.:)

    1. Lucky Iris

      We’re so glad you enjoyed our tracks, thank you!

  15. Grace Esedeke

    Jazz and anything on the piano are my personal favorites so I’ve added these to my playlist. Thanks for the recommendation.

    1. Lucky Iris

      We’re so glad you liked our tracks and thank you for adding them to your playlist!

  16. Marjie Mare

    Great interview. I will share this with my daughter if she does not have it so she could add to her playlist.

    1. Lucky Iris

      Thank you!! We love it when people share our music!

  17. Agnes

    Interesting sound. I will definitely check more about her.

    1. Lucky Iris

      Please do! We hope you enjoy!

  18. blair villanueva

    The music and lyrics are so on-point and very timely. She is very talented!

    1. Lucky Iris

      Thank you very much, that really means a lot!

  19. Alyssa

    Wow they have amazing songs! My favorite is definitely Take 5. I love the lyrics and the melody of their songs. Thank you for interviewing them!

    1. Lucky Iris

      Thank you so much!! We’re so glad you like our songs, thank you so much for listening!

  20. Melanie williams

    This is such a good interview! My friend is well into music so I will send this her way for a read too x

    1. Lucky Iris

      Thank you so much, we love it when people share our music!

  21. Cheeia

    Thank you for introducing al these cool musics. I don’t really keep up so I really appreciate this

    1. Lucky Iris

      Thank you for having a listen!

  22. Luna S

    This seems like a great album to check out, I hadn’t heard of them before. Thanks for sharing this with all of us!

    1. Lucky Iris

      Thank you so much for having a listen to our music!

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