"'Mud' is about the heavy weight of wanting something contradictory to yourself,” explains Lyys. “In desperately pursuing something so wrong for you, you kind of devour yourself and there’s nothing left to take any glory in the victory.”
The South London newcomer, who draws on influences ranging from Camera Obscura to Stevie Nicks, blends simple, gentle atmospheric production with an effortlessly silky vocal to create her moreish blend of dreamy synth-pop.
Stark verses and a rewarding, building bridge serve to compliment the flawless earworm refrain that shows-off Lyys’ obvious knack for pop melody. It also foreshadows the quality of its accompanying EP due later this year.
With a live show at London’s Servant Jazz Quarters on Wednesday 19 October, the stage is very much set for Lyys.