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The shows will follow the releases of her brand new single “Chess”, plus the arrival of her s/t album ‘Lyra’
A mesmerising pop anthem, “Chess” is taken from Lyra’s highly-anticipated upcoming album.
LYRA was busy performing “Chess” at shows throughout 2023, including the main stage at Electric Picnic and supporting P!NK at BST in Hyde Park. It was a record that resonated with her audience and it was inevitable that “Chess” was going to be the lead track from her new studio album. The record was crafted by UK producers Mark Crew and Dan Priddy who also worked with Bastille, Rag‘n’Bone Man and Freya Ridings.
Opening with LYRA’s hypnotising vocal presence before leading into a dark rhythmic tempo, “Chess” radiates with the kind of infectious energy and lyrical hooks she has made her calling cards. Written about starting-out in the music industry and the perils associated with that period in her life, the song earnestly reflects the conflicts she faced in navigating a music career while being unapologetically true and authentic to herself.