IRENA ZILIC performs the song "SCARS" for BalconyTV.
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MICROPHONES BY RODE
The story of a singer-songwriter Irena Zilic is surely one of the most astonishing music stories coming from Croatia in a long time. When she unexpectedly burst into the local scene with her self released debut EP "Days of Innocence“ in late 2012, both the fans and critics were caught off guard and immediately swept off their feet by her acoustic indie folk songs. In just a matter of weeks, without a single press release or any kind of PR strategy, relying only on the quality of those 4 songs almost secretly put on the Internet for the people to stumble upon, Irena became the most talked about Croatian singer-songwriter of her generation. Obviously the bar has been set very high and expectations for her next release were enormous. Therefore Irena took enough time to work on her new songs and make sure they are done to perfection. After spending several months in the studio (and a cabin as well) her debut album "Travelling“ was released on September 30 2014 on her own label–Cuckoo. And yet again the fans and critics alike were stunned. The quality of the album have managed to surpass even the highest expectations. Reviewers were raving about her amazing voice and songwriting skills proclaiming the album as a main contender for the best album of the year.
After only a few months those predicitions became reality as there was hardly a "best of 2014“ list in which Travelling didn't either won the title or came pretty close. Probably the biggest recognition came from the Balkan edition of Rolling Stone when they put "Travelling“ at 4th place of the best regional album of the last 20 years!
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