Ikon gives 4/5 “The pain of letting go” is the band’s second album. The music is pop, where especially synths and guitars blend into an interesting and moderately varied soundscape. All performed in calm pace. It’s dark, melancholic and melodic. The variation is their strength.
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After the success of “Inside Out,” which lasted almost for three years, the cooperation is currently dormant since Irya’s Playground released a new album, “The Pain of Letting Go”, which went straight up to top nine in the sales charts. She has also done music that’s been used in American television shows. Reed the article in GD

Acclaimed Irya’s playground has received much praise for the new album “The pain of letting go.”
Tonight they play in Gävle. Reed the article in Arbetarbladet

 

You should write a book about your life! That question Irya’s Playground often gets.

Irya and Pange are the couple that forms Irya’s Playground. The interview; P4 premier
It began somewhere around 2003 when the singer Irya Gmeyner and Pange Oberg met and started to make music together. Irya had toured around the world, been part of founding Circus Cirkor and was fronting the band Urga. Pange had also many years in the music business as a concert promoter, booker and manager. They both talk with Annika about music, about the temporary cooperation with Circus Cirkör which became three years of touring and why they often get the question, “You should write a book!”

A book has not yet been written, but a new album “The Pain of Letting Go”

 

Skånska Dagbladet 4/5
“- A musical web extends a voice that won’t let go. Fragile and strong at the same time. Dreamy but still present.”
“- musikalisk väv sträcker sig en röst som liksom inte släpper taget. Bräcklig och stark på samma gång. Drömsk men ändå närvarande.”  Skånskan

Sydsvenskan 3/5
“Shortly the country’s film and television companies will queue up to use these songs in their productions”
“Inom kort lär landets film- och tv-bolag köa för att få använda de här låtarna i sina produktioner” Sydsvenskan