March 12, 2020. Writer: Emma Kopelowicz
Parred back but still swelling with emotion, the Cameroonian-born French singer-songwriter Irma has hit her stride with “Venom of Angels.”
The third song on the artist’s third album called The Dawn perfectly blends the sweet sounds of doo-wop and with the powerful resonance of gospel. Irma grew up in a family of musicians: her father being a guitarist and her mother was in a church choir. Irma shot to fame in 2007 after her covers of Colbie Caillat and the Jackson 5 songs were discovered on YouTube. A few collaborations with French and international musicians, a record deal, a couple albums, a European tour, and a Google Chrome ad later, Irma has been busy making waves around the globe. However, The Dawn is Irma’s first full-length album since 2014. And we are so glad to have her back centerstage!
Irma has been quietly developing a more sophisticated and inventive sound, and now the world finally gets to hear what she’s been up to. Her voice has a new sort of gruffness to it that adds a raw texture to her well-polished production. Her lyrics are full of deliciously rich imagery that will have you constantly rewinding to catch every last drop of “Venom of Angels.” By the end of the song, you’ll be craving to know what dawn smells like or what it feels like to sleep on someone’s shadow.
“Venom of Angels” will have you swooning and swaying all day, so what are you waiting for? Go ahead and give Irma’s new track a listen.