Iraina Mancini Encourages Us To ‘Undo The Blue’

RCM favourite Iraina Mancini returns with a dreamy new single ‘Undo The Blue’ accompanied by a music video that oozes retro cool.

Iraina Mancini – Undo The Blue

It’s easy to get swept up in the future, it’s bright, shiny and exciting. But for all the gloss and glamour it can also feel a little scary at times.  Sometimes there is nothing better than looking back, there is comfort and safety in what we know and have previously loved.

I get this feeling whenever I hear music from Iraina Mancini, her music transports me. And her new single Undo The Blue continues with this trend. It’s supported by a music video that immediately draws you in with its delicious retro stylings.

I’d file it alongside music videos like Blondie’s ‘Heart of Glass’ or The Strokes ‘Last Nite’, where the colour balance feels wonderfully wonky to the point that you can’t take your eyes off it.

Undo The Blue has a softer, more reflective feel than previous releases. At moments it recalls Felt Mountain era Goldfrapp. The single provides the perfect showcase for Iraina’s vocal range as she soars above sweeping strings and lush brass.

Undo The Blues sees Iraina continue to collaborate with producer Jagz Kooner (Sabres Of Paradise, Primal Scream) and introduces a new alliance with multi-instrumentalists Sunglasses for Jaws.

The single is a dreamy soundscape inspired by the pastoral and psychedelic soul from the mid-’70s with a gentle nod to bands like Rotary Connection and Aphrodites Child: orchestral and cinematic but with a modern twist.

Iraina Mancini says of the single:

“ I wrote this song about reinvention and fresh starts. Leaving the bad behind and seeing a bright shiny new you.

The music video was directed by the award-winning Marc Swadel (Thurston Moore and Duran Duran). Filmed at Glass Factory Studio in Leigh on Sea it references the golden age of studio performances from the late 60s and early 70s.

About Iraina Mancini

Iraina Mancini first appeared on our radar during lockdown when her single ‘Shotgun’ has us dreaming of escapism. This was quickly followed by the joyous romp which was ‘Deep End’ and ‘Do It’ (You Stole The Rhythm) which we described as a post-lock-down reconnection anthem for music lovers everywhere.

It wasn’t just us that was paying attention. Her previous three singles have all been playlisted by BBC6 Music and picked up strong support from BBC Radio 2 and BBC London.

Iraina has been championed by Lauren Laverne and Jo Whiley as well as hotly tipped in The Times and Sunday Times The Best New Music” section.

Iraina is also an in-demand DJ and hosts her own show on Soho Radio. During the lockdown, Iraina focussed on writing and producing music and promoting it on her own. Without any management, radio pluggers or PR support, she achieved the impossible of being playlisted by BBC6 Music.

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Words Mark Knight