- 04 Sep 19
Cork singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist LYRA today releases her anthemic new single ‘Mother’, an ode to her mum’s powerful words of encouragement to forget your insecurities and rise above the haters.
After her radiant set at Electric Picnic last weekend, LYRA is back at it with her new single, 'Mother'. A perfect blend of dark electronic pop, LYRA’s latest creation draws inspiration from the wise words of her mother in a part-vintage, part-contemporary song that exudes a sense of being free from the constraints of time and era.
“The song is about growing up and wrestling with who I was," says the Cork singer. "Growing up I was teased about my appearance quite a bit, and then as I began to sing, also my voice. It definitely got me down – especially about the singing because I felt like I’d found my passion but was ashamed of doing it."
For the record, there's no shame evident in this vocal anthem that sees LYRA jumping octaves like it's no big deal.
"My mum always told me to rise above it all, accept myself as I was, to be proud of that and enjoy life," she continues. "It’s not always easy - I still have insecurities and worry about all sorts of things - who doesn’t - but this song’s a reminder to pick your ass up, give it a big old shake to get the dust off & go hell for leather with anything and everything you want to do - and always remember to encourage others to do the exact same!”
The release of ‘Mother’, chosen by Virgin Media for their new campaign in Ireland, follows on from recent singles ‘Falling’ and ‘Never Let Go’. The singles have caused a real stir across and have already been playlisted across national radio including 2FM, Today FM, and Spin. She also performed ‘Falling’ live on the Ireland’s Got Talent Final earlier this year.
Aside from her set at Electric Picnic this weekend, LYRA has also sold out recent headline shows in London and Dublin and supported the likes of Jess Glynne, Dermot Kennedy and James Bay.
Take a listen to 'Mother' here: