Singer-songwriter and producer ISHANI has never been afraid of pushing the boundaries of her sound or shining a light on topics that others would wish to sweep under the carpet. Through her music, she engages with subjects that society sometimes finds difficult to talk about such as mental health and violence against women. Her empowering and gripping new single ‘Powertripp’ is a perfect example of this India & UK raised, London-based artist’s creative ethos.
Sonically, ‘Powertripp’ is a rich tapestry of oscillating electronica, intricately laced alt-pop melodies and enticing trip-hop beats. With this powerful soundscape behind her, Ishani confronts the reality of unbalanced power dynamics in toxic relationships. In her rendering, this narrative focuses on an unhealthy romantic connection, although the message can really be applied to any relationship. Her vivid storytelling brims with puissance to enable the listener to feel the “slam!” of that door or join the triumphant declaration “this is who I am!” Her raw and heartfelt lyrics take modern life’s surfaces, reflections and tribulations, and casts them through the prism of introspective voices
For Ishani, the most important factor is for her audience to have a truly cathartic experience, as she explains:
“This is a song about self-love and how you can overcome being in a toxic relationship where negative patterns repeat. You have to come to a point where you let go of the rope of that power struggle and choose yourself over the endless loops. Take off your mask and veil and walk away.”
The music video for ‘Powertripp’ was directed and executive produced by Yolanda Barker, with video DOP and executive producer Beatriz Delgado Mena, and alongside an all-women base crew. These captivating visuals are peppered with tangible cues that further communicate the power struggles, the mask-wearing, the cycle of bad behavior that defines toxic relationships.
‘Powertripp’ also marks Ishani’s bold return after a brief hiatus; she last left 2021 off with thought-provoking singles ‘I Like Who I Am (Caught up in the Moment)’ and ‘Perfect Life’ . Check out the video for the single below…