Italian vocalist and producer Lyke has apparently ‘become one of the most sought-after names in electronic music over the past few years.’ Following his Armada Music debut ‘Arose’, he recently announced his thee-track ‘Stay With Me’ EP, with the lead single and title track out now via Armada Electronic Elements.
Crafting a gentle soundscape with airy synths and delicate piano chords, he paves the way for his vocals and a bassline. Intertwining textures with his voice, the track is a cut that aims to have listeners playing on repeat.
Lyke: “’Stay With Me’ is the launch single of my first EP, the track to which the project owes its name. It’s the true track par excellence, at least for two different reasons. From a technical point of view, I wanted to preserve the atmosphere of the first performances in acoustic piano, then inserting shimmering synths and drum that maintain the naturalness of the piano, which is flanked by the voice, definitely the protagonist of the single. Even more intimate are the existential reasons of the track. There is a strong desire for elsewhere and escape both in the text and in the tone of my voice, a desire that almost acts as an emotional backlash to the recent death of my father, to whom I dedicate the piece. If in fact we are no longer given the opportunity to share times and places with the people we love, abandon ourselves to the dream to create other spaces in which to see each other becomes a necessity.”
With his voice, Lyke has an ability to fill music with depth and raw emotion. Gaining recognition for his role in Mathame’s ‘Nothing Around Us’, he has founded his career on authenticity and classical sensibilities. Fusing techno elements alongside other electronic influences, his Armada Music debut began a new chapter in the young producer’s career, and set the tone for his forthcoming debut EP, set for release on 16 April 2021.