When you’re compared to Joni Mitchell, The Beatles and David Bowie, you’re definitely in good company. Irene Greene’s talent for songwriting and story-telling is an intricate art form. She’s debuted her single, “Platinum Baby” already, but this is only the beginning for Irene.
I heard you're into dystopian novels as well as any work by strong women. How did that influence your music? Or did it?
Almost all my music comes from my experiences, but I definitely try to switch it up and write from character perspectives from the things I read. A song I have coming out later this year is a deep dive on the DB Cooper cold case that I wrote with my partner Mason Summit.
Who are your musical inspirations?
Kate Bush, Frank Ocean, Jane Birkin, David Bowie, Dolly Parton
Can you tell me about your songwriting process?
I keep little notebooks in my bags and write down everything. Then I go home and mad libs it all together and then I write the music. I’m a sensitive artist type, so I usually have a lot to write about.
Why "Platinum Baby" for your debut single?
“Platinum Baby” is a 1960s Ronettes “Be My Baby” moment. It is a self deprecating, unabashed proclamation of love and it really does embody Irene Greene. It’s sad, it’s spooky, and it’s catchy.
What else do you have planned for this year?
Champagne, chocolate, and a lot of time spent in the studio.