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Polish Pop Princess Iza Lach

Polish Pop Princess Iza Lach
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From Poland's Lily Allen to Neo R&B

By Suyeon Kim
March 20, 2012

While most of her peers are just starting to fill out job applications, Iza Lach is already a music industry veteran. At 22, she’s already put out her sophomore album Krzyk (or The Scream) in her native Poland, which is getting her notices as her country’s Lily Allen. She wrote her first album at sixteen, and just to make it officially insane, when she was in elementary school she won the top prize on an X-Factor-style TV show for Polish children.

Iza may be a home-grown pop star, but she’s no factory-made pop idol. A singer-songwriter-producer, she’s a triple threat who turns out fragile dance pop equally at home in the club or the bedroom. Her songs layer her exquisite soprano with warm acoustic instruments and stabs of robotic synth.

“Chociaz Raz’” Drive-Meets-Fatal-Attraction video:

She’s also started releasing songs in English, rough gems in a neo-R&B direction. It’s a logical step for a girl who says she’s dreamed of Kanye, and according to Facebook, subsists on a diet of American hip hop and R&B. But until her dream collabo with Timbaland, she’s keeping busy: she’s been nominated for both pop album and composer of the year at this year’s Polish Grammys.

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