IBG Interview – 8 Questions With… LYRA

Lyra

Music is a constantly changing organism. New unique sounds will pop up every day for those searching for originality. Even the artist just starting out is can bring their originality to your ears. We just discovered Lyra who has found a nice little corner of my brain to drill his music into.

We caught up with the chill artists for a little chat to find out more. Enjoy the interview here:

First off, where did the name Lyra come from?

I’ve gone through a variety of names over time but I settled on Lyra because I think it’s memorable. It’s snappy and it’s somewhat uncommon as well.

How would you describe your sound?

I’d describe my stuff as sort of post-vaporwave and chill house. I try to make sure my music conveys a sense of nostalgia and calm.

Who has had the biggest influence on your musical development?

Mainly Blank Banshee, Orbital, Daft Punk, Aphex Twin, and Björk.

After playing with an assortment of different styles what made you decide to land on this unique sound?

I wanted to make stuff that would be appealing to a wider audience while not being too mainstream. I find I enjoy making my more current stuff the most as with earlier things I tended to fall into a formula with each song. With my recent things, I find that I have some more freedom to play around without getting too out there with it.

How does a song come together for you? What is your songwriting process?

I start out with either something I want to sample or start trying to come up with the main melody. After that I get the bass and drums in, do a bit of mixing and then start arranging everything and adding anything else that I feel is good for the song. Once I’m satisfied with that I do some more mixing and then put it out.

What do you hope the listener takes away from a Lyra track?

I hope the listener can feel relaxed by the music but also have a feeling of nostalgia while listening.

What advice would you share with other artists creating unique music?

Make music as much as possible and don’t forget that there’s more to a song than just making it and putting it out there. Never forget that mixing a song once it’s done is essential

How does the future look for Lyra?

I’m feeling optimistic about things. It’s still tough as I haven’t gotten much exposure so far and I’m still a pretty small time artist but I’m remaining confident. We’ll see what the future holds!