When Jessica Delijani isn’t DJing, dancing, or throwing various parties and festivals, the multi-faceted LA-based artist is releasing music as Disco Shrine. For her latest gem, she looks no further than home as she narrates the struggle her parents faced when immigrating to America from Iran.
Up In The Air is a polished pop cut with vibrant 80’s-inflected synths like a symphony of freckled stars that erupts into an infectious and climatic hook, ripe with the flame of hope. Delijani further explained the single, saying:
“This song is about my parents immigrating to America from Iran after escaping the Iranian revolution in the 70’s. “Up in the air” paints a picture of them literally up in the air on their plane ride over to America, leaving the past behind and looking towards their new future. It’s also symbolic of their whole lives suddenly being up in the air, uncertain, and not knowing what to expect at all. It’s more so in my mothers perspective and the strength she had to leave her whole life behind to bring a better life for her children and family. ”