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KYRI breaks boundaries with his new EP ‘Waves’

KYRI breaks boundaries with his new EP ‘Waves’

Following on from the success of his previously shared singles ‘Red River’ and ‘Sanctuary’, which received praise from the likes of Clash Magazine, Earmilk, Gay Times, Going Solo, Mystic Sons, Spindle Magazine Selects, Foundation FM & BBC Introducing, London-based artist KYRI now looks to bring even more acclaim his way with his debut EP ‘Waves’, led by the new single ‘Internet’.

With songs that were first written on piano, KYRI then took his latest work to London’s legendary British Grove Studios with producers Martin Hollis (Tom Walker/Adele), Gabrielle Gifford (Harvey Causon/Maya Law) & Federico Bigonzetti (Rumours), and together, they have intelligently crafted a sublime sound that places KYRI’s unique voice as the centrepiece.

Much like his work to date, this new collection sees him spread himself across a range of genres and influences, bringing raw and passionate emotion to his piano-led aesthetic.

Speaking about the new collection and its lead single, he said, “My debut EP ‘Waves’ is a bittersweet, personal collection of songs about waves of water, sound, electricity, energy, emotion, pain, hope, healing & change. 

In ‘Internet’, I wanted to explore my generation’s relationship with the internet and its effects on our mental & emotional health/wellbeing. In these crazy dystopian times we find ourselves in, we’re pouring more and more of ourselves into social media than ever before. I think we’ve created such a ‘worship-like culture’ with online popularity which can really mess with the ego, so It was fun to run with this idea in a tongue & cheek, dark, more avant-garde kind of way.”

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