Lyra will headline a Manchester gig at the Deaf Institute this weekend in support of her upcoming debut album.

The Manchester gig lands just a week ahead of the Cork-born artist dropping her self-titled debut album.

Written in LA and London, the album brings together the styles and genres which have filtered through to his singles – from the ethereal Falling to the dance beats of Chess.  Speaking about the 14-track album and the musical styles which it feeds on, Lyra said, “When I began writing music, I aimed for a specific style.  But as I started developing, I wanted to write a ballad when I was heartbroken, or an irreverent song when I had a one-night stand, or an upbeat song about going on the lash with my friends and dancing until three am. To me, music should be fun and evoke different emotions, and you’re not going to do that through one sound.”

Meanwhile, she added about the her vocal style and sound, “When I first began singing professionally, I was asked to change my vocal style because it was too low and brash.  But my favourite acts have always been the ones that let the personality of the vocals shine through, like Sia, The Cranberries, London Grammar.”

Collaborators on the album include Burns (Charli SXS) who invited Lyra to LA for writing sessions at the start of the album, Dan Priddy (Bastille, Rag’n’Bone Man), The Nocturns (James Arthur, Maisie Peters) and Phil Cook (Lewis Capaldi, Ellie Goulding).

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