Ilgen-Nur is an artist hailing from Hamburg, Germany, who only started stepping out into playing music publicly two years ago. Having come a long way from then, there are plans for an album entitled Power Nap, which will be coming out through their own label, Power Nap Records, on August 30th.

Today Ilgen-Nur shares the dynamic new single 'Easy Way Out', which we are told is "a song about the “cutting people out of your life that treat you like shit”-culture, also called “cancel”-culture and how it’s hard to work things out even though not seeing the person ever again feels like the easiest way out of the situation."

Speaking on the musical approach to 'Easy Way Out', Ilgen-Nur also adds "I experimented a lot with my vocal range and vocal melodies on the album but in the verse of this song I tried to slow down with vocal melodies to give it a more kim gordon-esque style."

That more considered, patient approach to the vocals makes an interesting contrast to the gliding and propulsive guitars, which scream for escape in the back of their mind, while the vocals suggest a calm exterior. This makes for a brilliantly tense push-and-pull through the verses of 'Easy Way Out', reserving momentum for the chorus, where Ilgen-Nur shows off their powerful voice, which soars above the song, demanding attention. Here you are left in wonder, and realise it's no surprise that the artist has made an impression on all who have seen her live in the last couple of years.

Ilgen-Nur's debut album Power Nap is out August 30th (pre-order). There's all these opportunities to catch them live too:

12.07. Wien, Bohemian Pleasures Festival
13.07. Nürnberg, Z-Bau Sommerfest
14.07. Landau, Landauer Sommer
26.07. Eltville am Rhein, Heimspiel Knyphausen
09.08. Hannover, Fuchsbau Festival
10.08. Hamburg, Wutzrock Festival
21.08. Berlin, Pop-Kultur Festival (Commissioned Work)
08.09. Berlin, Lollapalooza Festival
27.09. Worms, Pop Up Festival
28.09. Wolfsburg, Sauna Klub
12.10. Nuremberg, Nürnberg Pop Festival
15.10. Munich, Import Export
16.10. Luxembourg, De Gudde Wëllen
18.10. Rotterdam, Left Of The Dial Festival
21.10. London, The Fiddler
23.10. Paris, Supersonic
24.10. Lyon, Le Sonic
25.10. Lille, Le Grand Mix
29.10. Essen, Weststadthalle
30.10. Dresden, Groovestation
04.11. Erfurt, Engelsburg
05.11. Wiesbaden, Schlachthof
06.11. Cologne, Bumann & Sohn
07.11. Bielefeld, Movie
08.11. Braunschweig, Eule
09.11. Paderborn, Wohlsein
14.11. Heidelberg, Karlstorbahnhof
15.11. Augsburg, Soho Stage
16.11. Schorndorf, Club Manufaktur
23.11. Münster, Gleis 22
27.11. Bremen, Lagerhaus
28.11. Rostock, Peter Weiss Haus
30.11. Hamburg, Molotow
05.12. Chemnitz, Atomino
06.12. Berlin, Kantine am Berghain