Spanish born Canadian Iris Campo is a drummer since 1997 of the indie band Roads (Indica Records). Iris will launch her solo career in 2015; her forthcoming EP was written at home in Montréal and three singles produced in Nashville together with Scott Moffatt of The Moffatts.
A waiting game in love could however be easily overshadowed by struggles in health, and if anybody knows that, it’s Iris. During the years 2009 and 2010 she was hit by Ulcerative-Colitis, a sister version of Crohn’s disease that gets really serious if you don’t respond well to medication. Unfortunately, this is what Iris went through, ultimately leading to an emergency total-colectomy surgery. Iris describes this period in her life as dying and being reborn and today she is immensely focused to live and share through her passion of music. This created a fearlessness which Iris has used to accomplished many life goals.
One of Campo’s newest tracks following this transformative time, “I’ll Wait For You”, reveals that she hasn’t lost her artistic energy whatsoever. The danceable number finds Campo giving a vocal performance that’s reminiscent of the best tracks on Imogen Heap’s album Speak for Yourself.
Campo says to PopMatters about the song, “When I wrote ‘I’ll Wait For You’, the lyrics came out fast, like a revelation in a way. It took me 15 mins and they poured out effortlessly. I think, prior to writing this song, I was always trying so hard for it all to make sense, but this one just came out. For me it’s about never giving up on what you truly want in life. It’s that moment when you realize that you can accomplish anything if you put your heart into, and if you’re supposed to be with someone, your paths will surely cross again.”