Neo-R&B band LYRAS dreams of love on their single ‘Paradise’. The UK-based outfit creates a sophisticated listening experience through elevated vocal harmonies and emotional lyrics against a groovy instrumental backdrop. Listeners will hear the influences of fluid, alternative artists like Hiatus Kaiyote and Corrine Bailey Rae on the single as LYRAS embraces the spirit of experimentation found in contemporary jazz and R&B.
On ‘Paradise’, LYRAS displays a technical prowess in their crafting of the song’s sonic soundscape. Electronic sounds and decisive guitars carry the song’s warm vocals, featuring harmonisations to give it an ethereal feel. But the single’s heavy bass part, increasingly funky through the final chorus, guides and grounds the song, really making this groovy track pop. Laid-back and cool yet emotive and upbeat, ‘Paradise’ balances humour and heartache to create an enjoyable single propelled by a jazz groove.
Words by Tunika Onnekikami