Melbourne pop artist Kira Puru has released her new single, ‘Idiot’ – her first new release of 2020.
In a statement given to NME Australia, Puru explained that the new song “is about being powerless in your attachment to someone, indulging compulsive and destructive habits, feeling frustrated.”
“It’s about being in love, even when you don’t want to be,” she said. Listen to it below.
Puru had announced the new single on April 20 via social media, and originally gave fans a snippet of the song last week on her Instagram.
“No one tagged me in the #unreleasedchallenge but it’s been almost 7 months since I put something out so I’m thinking if you’re keen, maybe I should drop this?” Puru captioned the post.
‘Idiot’ marks Puru’s first release since she released ‘Why Don’t We Get Along?’ in September of 2019, which itself followed the release of ‘Everything Is Better Without You’ earlier in May.
Puru was set to tour Australia in support of Thelma Plum for her ‘Homecoming Queen’ shows through May, June and July, but those have since been postponed to November and December due to both the coronavirus pandemic and Plum’s own positive testing for the virus.
“Knowing that I’ll be [playing the shows] in November is legit the thing that’s keeping me going atm,” Puru wrote on Twitter. “Can not wait to play live again.”