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06.03.2023, Words by Payton Dunn

Izza Gara's 'Water' was inspired by a thrifted coat

"I couldn't return it or resell it which we all thought was funny. I was kinda stuck with that coat."

Izza Gara is proving that creativity can truly come from anything on her new song 'Water', which is out now via DMY.

The independent Swedish-Turkish songwriter got the idea from the song from the most unlikely of sources, tellingĀ DMY, "Before the session, I thrifted a big furry coat from a thrift shop which happened to be a real wolf coat, which is illegal to sell in Sweden. I couldn't return it or resell it which we all thought was funny. I was kinda stuck with that coat. That inspired me in the session and I thought of the situations you're put in where you can't affect the circumstances so you find your ways to cope. Like water, you're just working your way around things and adapting."

That inspired the lyrical direction for the song, and on the musical side, she pulled from the hip-hop and R&B influences she grew up on like Missy Elliott and Alicia Keys. Those artists introduced her to their respective genres, and in their innovative spirit, she decided to combine their musical stylings with that of electronic music.

Before she ever stepped foot into the musical world, she performed as a dancer. She only just recently made her musical debut in 2020, but she's still come an impressively long way since then.

Stream 'Water' below or listen with your preferred player here.

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