“Ever since I was a kid, I’ve liked to escape into fantasy worlds when the real world was unsatisfactory,” says Irina Kühn alias Plain Folly about the inspiration for PHOSPHOR. On January 27, 2023, the indie pop artist, singer and multi-instrumentalist will release the second song from her upcoming album.
In dramatically undulating, powerfully cinematic songs, Plain Folly takes us into her very own Neverland. Irina Kühn wraps existential questions in achingly beautiful, somberly shimmering, wholesome indie gems. Her music is her catharsis, the songs have been experienced and written by her, arranged and recorded with producer Tom Schenk in the midst of the pandemic.
In PHOSPHOR, she explores the differences between escapism and loss of reality on a journey into her own subconscious, using her full, versatile voice. Being Plain Folly: Wavy synths, lush Eighties drums by Moritz Müller (Joris, Heavytones, The Intersphere) and shimmering energy accentuate the toxic trip into her inner ego, placing the song somewhere between Chvrches, Paramore and Mutemath. “I’m wishin’ for somethin’ that I won’t ever have – but closin’ my eyes I can see the lights.”