Thyla announces her first album and shares a new song “Gum”: listen
A few years ago we named Brighton band Thyla a band to watch and one of the best new bands of 2018 due to the surge of dream-pop in their debut singles. They have since experimented with more grungy sounds on the what’s on your mind EP (one of the best of 2019), then returned to more and more synthesized, pop and dreamy music. It was a long journey that led Thyla to, finally, their first album. It bears his name and arrives in January.
Turns out we’ve heard a song by Thyla – “Breathe” from last year. It was a promising preview, landing among our favorite songs that week. The same goes for the new single from the group “Gum”. Like “Breathe” before him, “Gum” shows off a bigger and brighter Thyla, wielding all the sounds they’ve played with in recent years for contagious, anthemic, and spatial music at the same time.
“’Gum’ is about lifting the weight of the world onto your shoulders – being stuck, knowing it and choosing not to care,” Millie Duthie said in a statement. “The world is strange; life is confused. You won’t always get what you want, but let’s stop talking about it. Find out below.
LIST OF TRACKS:
01 “Amber awaits”
06 “Echo for Ingrid”
08 “Soak up [Interlude]”
09 “Fight your way through the horizon line”
11 “Rabbit hole”
Thyla is our 1/28 via Easy Life. Pre-order it here.