Thyla – ‘Breathe’

Brighton based, grungy, dream-pop concoction Thyla return with the first taste of their highly anticipated debut album.

The ethereal new single ‘Breathe’ once again plays into their already grounded status of melancholic synth-pop pioneers. They describe the new release themselves as a self-confessed “melancholic dream-pop bop”.

Radiating ethereal energy throughout, lead singer Millie’s stunning vocals and swirling synths glisten from beginning to end. She explains, “The song is about loneliness, estrangement from family and close friends, yet despite this, feeling a sense of inner strength about the situation.” This is reflected in the subversive sounds and repeated melancholic synth riff throughout. The slightly different style for Thyla homes in on the catchier side of songwriting, and has certainly paid off with the mesmerising appeal of the track that carries you straight into a new world of imagination.

The immediate ‘Main Character’ vibes this track radiates begin from the first listen of the atmospheric intro but are quickly juxtaposed by the ambiguous ending, replicating the current climate and intense feeling of loneliness for many. The lyrics and tone of the song manifest a glistening world of pop, complete with the forgotten intricacies of IRL interactions.

Expect tantalisingly, gritty pop sounds that can be likened to the likes of Pale Waves or CHVRCHES from Thyla’s latest release and continuing into their long-overdue debut record. Judging from this fantastical, immersive taste of what to expect, I am certain it will be worth the wait! The quartet will certainly be bringing energetic energy to future gigs to come.

Ashleigh O'Neill

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