- 03 Sep 20
As part of our nightly YouTube series celebrating Van Morrison's 75th birthday, Lyra performs 'A New Kind Of Man', and shares her reflections on Van's music.
Following the release of her Rupert Christie-produced debut EP WILD in 2016, Lyra has established herself as one of Ireland's most captivating pop talents. She has continued to develop her unique sound with a string of acclaimed releases and live performances – and was recently announced as one of the first wave of acts for Reading & Leeds 2021.
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"I need a new kind of man, my last one dumped me over the phone! (Laughs)
"No, honestly I love how 'A New Kind Of Man' was written. I love the poetic feel, and the lyrics 'All your trials have not been in vain/ You're doing the best you know how to' make me feel comforted. It’s so lovely for someone to tell you that your struggles are ok – you are human and you are doing what you can."
Watch Lyra perform 'A New Kind Of Man' below:
Take a look at the spectacular line-up for the coming days on 'Rave On, Van Morrison' below:
- Thurs Sept 3, Lyra A New Kind Of Man (7pm); Ryan Sheridan When The Leaves Come Falling Down (8pm)
- Fri Sept 4, Cathal Coughlan Come Here My Love (7pm); Brand New Friend Wonderful Remark (8pm)
- Sat Sept 5, Dea Matrona Gloria (7pm); Therapy? Gloria (8pm)
- Sun Sept, 6, Jealous Of The Birds Saint Dominic's Preview (7pm); Kaz Hawkins Full Force Gale
Hot Press is also publishing a Van Morrison Special Issue, to coincide with ‘Rave On, Van Morrison’, featuring written contributions from the legendary likes of Hozier, Sinéad O’Connor, Gary Lightbody, Damien Rice, Imelda May and Damien Rice, as well as special homages from international artists Brandon Flowers, Steve Van Zandt and Matt Berninger. In addition, you'll find the highlights of our recent exclusive interview with Van – who discusses the Belfast he grew up in, ‘Gloria’, Jim Morrison, Lenny Bruce, the real inspiration for Astral Weeks and his extraordinary work as a songwriter.
This historic publication is a must-have for Van Morrison fans all over the world, and is available to order now.