- 05 Nov 20
The now Berlin-based trio from Bray are back, almost exactly two years after their self-titled debut album.
Wyvern Lingo will release their second album – ‘Awake You Lie’ – on the 26th of February, 2021. Recorded in JRS studios in Berlin pre-COVID, with the final tweaks managed in lockdown Ireland, ‘Awake You Lie’ comes almost two years to the day after their widely acclaimed, Choice Music Prize-nominated debut album.
As a teaser, the band have released 'Rapture', a song that writer Karen Cowley describes as "the sincerest love song I’ve ever written, inspired by overcoming long distance, and managing to remain completely overwhelmed by the mere existence of someone, even when apart.”
The band (Caoimhe Barry, Karen Cowley and Saoirse Duane) are closer than ever, two years on from their first album, a steely, us-against-the-world determination that has its roots in their origin story. The album title - ‘Awake You Lie’ - is taken from a line in the new song ‘Aurora’, the phones-aloft showstopper that closes side 1 of the record.
“This album is so much about us comforting each other. It’s about being in your late-twenties, when all the pieces are starting to settle into place and you worry whether or not you’ve made the right moves.”
The band add: “A recurring image during this album writing process was light, the lack thereof, and wanting to see things more clearly, for ourselves and others. We called the album "Awake You Lie" because it evokes an image of night-time when someone should be sleeping but can’t, due to restlessness or worry. Things are always clearer in the light of day"
Listen to 'Rapture' below: