Little is known about the mysterious bride in the photo. Was she abandoned at the alter? Maybe. Has she run away from her wedding? Possibly. Or is this some kind of fairytale, Gothic romance? Most certainly. It’s all up for contention. But let’s leave the matter of the accompanying imagery behind for a moment, and meet a remarkable new singer. LYRA brings us one of the most instantly memorable, and equally haunting debut’s of the year with ‘Rabbit In The Headlights’.
The Irish chanteuse captures an ominous mood which lingers in the abyss of the mystical. An ethereal balm washes over gentle twinkling synths, heated rapturous drum patterns and layers of evocative harmonies. While the production is enough to tempt the ears in, LYRA still commands full attention with her beguiling and constantly changing vocal delivery.
This is a track to sink deep into, like the water that surrounds the figure in the image above. Submerge yourself in the dark pop of ‘Rabbit In The Headlights’ and don’t come up for air, it’s a beautiful journey, let it overcome all the senses.
LYRA plays her debut show for Communion at The Waiting Room in London on Monday 16th May. The show is free entry via sign-up here.