Lyra has shared her new single Chess ahead of a run of UK dates including Manchester’s Deaf Institute.

The Irish pop-dance artist will open her four night UK run at Manchester’s Deaf Institute in May

New single Chess will feature on Lyra’s upcoming album.  The track, which delves into Lyra’s start in the music industry and associated perils, was crafted by UK producers Mark Crew and Dan Priddy.  It also takes on conflicting thoughts about a music career.

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Speaking about the track, Lyra said, ““My dad taught me how to play chess when I was younger. It was a massive mind game and when I grew up it reminded me about a lot of obstacles I had to get through in order to find out who I am”.

LYRA explains; “I was constantly being asked “what box do you fit in” and I really struggled with that. We are not built for boxes and life isn’t about ticking off lists. The day I said “enough is enough, I’m not your pawn anymore” is the day I created Chess.”

When does Lyra headline at Manchester’s Deaf Institute?

Lyra headlines at the Deaf Institute Manchester on 4 May 2024.  The Manchester gig is one of four UK dates she is headlining:
4 May   –   Manchester, Deaf Institute
5 May   –   Glasgow, King Tut’s
7 May   –   Cardiff, Globe
8 May   –   London, Omeara