Natalie ( Ecuador )
The Song ‘Iris’ by Chris Lanzon – Natalie’s goosebump moment
“My name is Natalie, I live in Ecuador, and my goosebump moment was the first time I listened to ‘Iris’ from the Goo Goo Dolls. The song just spoke to me in a way that made me feel seen and like I wasn’t the only one experiencing the loneliness that I was feeling at the time. Then I found a cover from Chris Lanzon and it’s just hauntingly beautiful, there’s no other version that I’ve found that’s as beautiful as that one. So, that’s my goosebump moment. Please go check it out. It’s a beautiful song.”
The Captivating Story Behind the Song ‘Iris’
Music has the power to touch our hearts and souls, transport us to different worlds and evoke emotions we never thought possible. One of those songs with a deep emotional resonance is “Iris”, a song by the band Goo Goo Dolls and covered by Chris Lanzon, Australian singer-songwriter. In this article we will delve into the history and inspiration of this beautiful song, and discover its deep meaning, which has touched millions of people.
“Iris” is a song by the American band Goo Goo Dolls, which was released as a single on April 27, 1998. It was originally written to be part of the soundtrack of the film ‘City of Angels’ and months later appeared on the band’s sixth album ‘Dizzy Up the Girl’.
With a style very marked by grunge and alternative rock, the Goo Goo Dolls made their way into the complicated American music scene thanks to their striking melodies and very personal lyrics. Their highest point was thanks to their sixth musical work, which brought them good monetary dividends and decorated them with a triple platinum record.
The author of the song was the vocalist and guitarist Johnny Rzeznik, who in those years was going through hard times caused by the abuse of drugs and trips to psychiatric clinics to treat a depression that brought him to a very dark place and made him lose the desire to live.
Rzeznik tells us about a person with a personality that nobody understands and who is invisible to society. Despite feeling different, this being finds love, true love. From that moment on, he realizes that true love exists and that this woman is the only person in the world who can understand him and love him with tenderness.
Chris Lanzon’s breathtaking cover of ‘Iris’
In 2021, Australian emerging artist Chris Lanzon covered the song “Iris” by Goo Goo Dolls and it went viral on the Internet. This version comes at a time when we all needed it. With Chris’ delicate and light voice at the forefront of the track, the smooth guitar is played with beauty and conviction throughout.
Taking his time to develop his sound in his bedroom studio, Chris successfully debuted with an EP and short film project ‘Melancholy’ in May 2020 – which racked up 500k streams in its first six months.
Following on from the most recent original singles ‘Everest’ and ‘New York, Falling Apart’, these tracks take his unique, soft-indie sound to new heights.
More About The Song ‘Iris’ by Chris Lanzon:
- Chris Lanzon – Iris Lyrics
- Chris Lanzon – Official Website
- Chris Lanzon’s “June” (Ft. Eluera) Captures What It Means to Have a Love That Is So Close, Yet So Far