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Live Review: Kira Puru is here to teach you how to 'Fly'

24 September 2018 | 10:31 am | Max Lewis

Melbourne electro-pop star Kira Puru has released her self-titled EP, and it's third single 'Fly' is a sassy dance-rock number perfect for the dancefloor.

Off the back of two massive singles and on the eve of a sold-out headlining tour and equally bonkers festival dates, the self-titled EP of Melbourne wonder KIRA PURU is finally upon us. To celebrate she's unveiled its third single, 'Fly' - and it's a groovalicious dancefloor number with more crisp basslines and innuendo than we know what to do with.

Kira Puru is one of those talents that needs no introduction, but since that's sort of my job and all, I'll have to do it anyway. She's been crafting killer electro-pop since her 2015 debut 'All Dulled Out', but it wasn't until her 2017 hit 'Tension' that she became a nationally recognised name. With a defiant dance-rock attitude, 'Tension' has scored over a million streams alone. Dropping in 2018, 'Molotov' was a worthy sequel, with Kira's infectious confidence oozing through every hook and beat. The success of these singles earned her two sold out headline shows, as well as spots at Curve BallGroovin the Moo, and even a chance to cover Katy Perry on Triple J's Like a Version. 'Fly' is one of five tracks on Kira Puru's self-titled EP, which was produced by Jon Hume (Sofi Tukker, E^ST) and promises to be "honest, fun and weird in all the right places."

'Fly' is an amalgamation of everything Kira Puru has mastered over the past year. Driven by a crisp bassline and pounding percussion, Kira's hook-filled vocals dominate the mix with sassy confidence. She maintains that 'Fly' is "a serious work about the art of aviation" and that "any innuendo or double entendre is pure accident." Yet with lines like "take your seat / row sixty-nine", something tells me that 'Fly' might be about something other than the magical invention of the Wright brothers.

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What's really special about Kira Puru is that she's created such a unique presence in Australia's pop landscape. Every song oozes personality and soul with each hook and lyric. You get a sense of Kira Puru as this infectiously fun and passionate person who doesn't take themselves too seriously. You can check out her self-titled EP right now, and you also owe it to yourself to catch one of her infamously nuts live shows to experience this talent for yourself.


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