Genre: Pop, electro-pop, Swede-pop
Sounds like: Linda Sundblad, Marie Serneholt, Margaret Berger
A meat dress? Why, that’s child’s play!
Introduucing Ilia Darlin, a space-pop bombshell from Greece.
Having already made quite a splash in her homeland–appearing in Greek Vogue and Esquire, as well as MTV and Ant1–the quirky, bright eyed songstress has now set her sights on the UK for the release of her latest single, “Car Crash.”
“Car Crash,” which was recorded with En Vogue producer Chris Boulden, is a cautionary tale for all the men who’ve dared to wrong the Greek oddball in the past. Like the message behind the Sugababes‘ criminally underrated “Every Heart Broken,” no boy survives a break-up unscathed. See all that meat piled up? Well, it ain’t anything she’s buying from the butcher chop. How positively Delicatessen of her!
The protein-packed, Gaga-tastic video for “Car Crash” gleefully toes the line between camp and crazy (okay, mostly crazy), alternating between glittery dance routines, neon glamazon couture and plenty of knife-wielding weirdness.
But even with such a ridiculous clip, the single–which is due to be released in April 2011–ticks all the right boxes here at MuuMuse. In fact, with such super catchy melodies, twinkling electro beats and quirky lyricism (“If only you had checked your brakes, you wouldn’t end up in the lake / You thought you had just what it takes”), it’s hard to believe that Darlin isn’t actually one of Scandanavian superstar a la Linda Sundblad or Margaret Berger.
According to the singer’s official press release, “Car Crash” was recorded in collaboration with Universal and Konvict Muzik (Akon‘s label) while in L.A., where she also recorded several new songs, including “Bang Bang Bar” and “Shut Me Down.”
Assuming this song makes some kind of splash overseas, I’m quite excited to see what else Mizz Darlin’s got cooking for us! That is–as long as we’re only eating vegetables.
For more on Ilia Darlin, check out her official website.