Thyla – Breathe

Brighton four-piece Thyla returns with a new single and news on their debut LP.

After six years of demos, stand-alone singles and two EPs, it’s almost a shock to the system to hear Thyla finally say that their debut LP is on its way. Recorded late last year, ‘Breathe’ is the first taste of what’s to come, now fully pledging their loyalty to synth/dream pop, rather than previous takes on grunge and indie rock. Two things, however, remain consistent with their new track. Those being Thyla’s rather signature, larger than imaginable sound, amped up as always by vocalist Millie Duthie, and the effortless energy that exudes from each member throughout.

Speaking about the track, Duthie explains: “The song is about loneliness, estrangement from family and close friends, yet despite this, feeling a sense of inner strength about the situation. It’s like recovering from a breakup and realising you’ve come out stronger, but a reflection of the scar tissue that resulted from the trauma”.

‘Breathe’ lets loose Thyla’s more upbeat pop side, while still maintaining that edge that we’ve grown so fond of over the years. Switching out the reverb for bouncing guitar riffs, luscious synth keys and smooth bass hooks, altogether sounding like The Naked and Famous clashing with The 1975, it’s somewhat of a change in direction for the Brighton band, but, one that is warmly welcomed.

Thyla’s debut LP is expected in spring 2021.

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