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Artist: LYRA
Label: Rubyworks
Impact date: Single: out now/Album: 26 April 2024
ROTD featured date: Friday 26 January 2024

We say

Regular readers will know we have championed Irish singer-songwriter Lyra since the start of 2019 with her gorgeous dark electronic pop offering, ‘Falling’. Now comes her most confident and mesmerising pop offering yet. With its dark rhythmic tempo, haunting melodies and shimmering synths underlying her hypnotising vocals and hooks, ‘Chess’ is a powerful ode (and must listen) about starting out in the music industry and the perils associated with that. It’s lovingly produced by Mark Crew and Dan Priddy (Bastille, Rag’n’Bone Man, Freya Ridings) and features today on New Music Friday at Spotify UK. Taken from her forthcoming self-titled debut album (out 26 April), expect to hear this latest release from the Cork native receive huge support across Irish radio after her music was played over ten thousand times last year. Next month will see Lyra tour Ireland ahead of her album release, including two dates at 3Olympia Theatre, and then she will play dates in the UK in May, culminating in a show at Omeara on 8 May. Quite simply, magnificent.    


Label: Sara Meneghini, Rubyworks
Publisher: The Evolving Music Co. Ltd./Sony Music Publishing
Distributor: The Orchard
Irish National Radio, Press, Online & TV: Chantal Hourihan, Chantal Hourihan PR
National Radio: UK - James Bass, Surely Music
Regional Radio: NI - James Rollins
Live: Bilge Morden, CAA
Management: Caroline Downey, MCD
Photo Credit: Aaron Hurley

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