Singer / Songwriter
In an industry that can be quick to force its opinions about what you should do and who you should be, it's a rare and strong quality to remain true to yourself. Iris is one to watch out for, or rather, listen for. She's determined to be authentic and it's evident in her music.
Much like the powerful voices of Lady Gaga and Adele that reverberate in your core, Iris has a similar ability to move you. Her voice sends vibrations throughout a room (we felt them when she sang her new song, Today on set for us). Yet, hers has a softness and gentle touch about it.
It's admirable and exciting to see Iris carve her place in what many consider to be a tough industry to crack, yet she is doing it with grace and determination.
Iris was recently honored at the Victoires de la Musique which is France's equivalent of the Grammy's. Her songs have been picked up by various Netflix shows and she is wrapping up the shoot for her music videos which will be released this Summer.
TAJ: What's your favorite F word?
Iris: “Fabulous. Be true to yourself and don't let anything get in the way of it. That's fabulous.”
TAJ: What does it mean to be fierce?
Iris: “Follow your heart when people try to sway you off of your path. Have persistence, patience and stick with it. Give yourself a chance and don't let anyone stop you.”
TAJ: What rules have you broken to be where you are today?
Iris: “I've never followed any rules. I stay true to myself and that guides me. Living under someone else’s rules is a disservice to yourself.”
TAJ: What do you hope people take away after meeting you?
Iris: "I’m here to support them as they support me, I love when women come together and we build a connection."
TAJ: If there was a movie about you, what would be the opening song?
Iris: "A recent single I released, called Today. It's about not being afraid to show who you are because life is too short. Be the best version of yourself
(sings acoustic - see below for video)."
TAJ: What kind of accessories will you be rocking this summer?
Iris: "Statement necklaces, statement earrings, lots of shoes – I'll be living in sarongs with bathing suits and hats."
Iris's Junkie Confession:
“I'm a music Junkie. When I love something I go all in."