Leeds based singer/songwriter Imi has released her brand new EP Lines, consisting of three intense tracks that meld futuristic sonics with retro vibes anddark atmospherics. Shimmering with synths and shaking with intensity, the songs bristle with metallic sheen and electronic strength. Ethereal vocals mesh with driving drum machines and foreboding melodies over the three tracks that ooze eighties yet sound modern and fresh.
‘Lines was inspired by Jim Jarmusch’s film Paterson,’ Imi says, ‘which observes the structured monotony of life, and how we squeeze joy from our passions at every liberating opportunity. The film offers a charmingly modest perception of this, but at the time it provoked some deepening frustrations at the limited prospects for myself and so many creatives. Margins explores the peak of these frustrations, offering a mocking account of my past constraints, but over time my thoughts on this have evolved. While my ambition for change hasn’t faltered, my perspective has matured in a way that is more accepting and is able to find happiness in the everyday. This is celebrated in I Feel Alright which was a real breakthrough for me personally. The Fence is the mediating balance between these two sides, and is essentially the decision you make to take control of your life and start taking responsibility for your own misfortunes or happiness.’