Izy are back with a new single: Close The Door, a slinky piece of minimalist analog neo-soul, their first new piece of music since 2021’s Irene album. Led by the heartfelt and sensual vocals of bassist Warrigo Tyrrell aka Waari, the song is an ode to cutting off the noise of the outside world and tuning in with yourself. Closing the door to past relationships and habits and shifting from old actions to new, opening a path to new growth, rooted in what is real and personal – home and family.
Warrigo’s voice is supported by his own perfectly executed electric bass playing, sitting right in the pocket with drummer Maru Nitor-Zammataro and the sublime, understated guitar comping of Ryotaro Noshiro. The trio’s connection is near-psychic, and testament to the fact they’ve been playing together since they were teens. The
entire rhythm track is a single improvisation captured on tape at the Hopestreet Recordings HQ which the band then worked back into creating vocal melodies and parts as a group. In Warrigo’s words: “We all came together in the vocal booth to find suited melodies, collectively building on each other’s ideas and eventually developing a storyline.”
This song is a recommended listen for fans of anything from D’angelo to Curtis Mayfield, with a rhythmic feel and vocal performance informed by contemporary neo-soul but the analog textures speaking to older soul and jazz influences. Close The Door is the beginning of a new cycle of music from Izy with more singles due later in 2023 and an album scheduled for 2024.
The lyric “don’t need my reflection, when my home is near” is about finding a love that lets you be fully you. A love that lets you accept yourself more and leave behind the need to face a mirror. A love that brings you home. – Maru