“Invasion”, the new single and video from Nashville based artists Anana Kaye and Irakli Gabriel showcases yet again their eclectic taste and influences. The frenzied track comes off like a speeding bullet off their recent EP “Detour” and evokes pop-punk vibes reminiscent of Blondie and Iggy Pop. The self directed and edited video is a perfect accompaniment, riddled with Andy Warhol-esque imagery and intertwined with footage of urban life. The result works perfectly to provide a thought provoking and unique visual experience, keeping the viewer strapped in for a roller coaster ride to a wake up call.
“We wrote the song in 2016”, says Irakli Gabriel, one half-of the husband and wife duo, “it was a pretty wild year, as you may recall. It was a very turbulent time for us personally, and on top of that all these things were happening, our favorite musicians passing away one after another… Bowie, Prince, Merle Haggard, Leonard Cohen…and then there was the politics, the election, the news from which there was no escape. Felt like we were being bombarded, and it was hard to catch a breath and process everything happening at once. I think that influenced the song and the recording. It doesn’t not really have a linear narrative like some of our other songs, it’s more of a stream of consciousness, with a bit of our take on the famed “cut-up technique”