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Lyra Star Welcomes Us Into Her “Red House”

Sprinkling magical pieces of creativity upon her soundscapes, the meditative mind of Lyra Star emits a signature style that many can relate to.

The singer-songwriter is an independent yoga-loving dreamer, destined to spread her wings past her hometown of Nashville to eventually find herself exploring and falling in love with the West Coast. Finding musical inspiration in the likes of Imogen Heap and Tori Amos, Lyra Star continues to fearlessly follow her tenacious inner voice as she navigates the music scene and performing arts world of LA.

Presenting her most recent music video for the intriguing escape of "Red House," we enter an abstract concept that pulls us in deeper with every scene in our grace. Lyra Star tours a darker sound that evokes a sense of curiosity as her mystical vocalization protrudes through the minimalistic musical foundation.

Conveying a cinematic component that coincides with lyrical motifs such as 'there's a red house down yonder, that's where my baby stays,' the array of scarlet and crimson hues add a powerful tone as the main color block of the cinematic component. With a timely execution that projects slow tempo clips that match the song's rhythmic integrity, we're tapped into a side of Lyra Star that presents itself aside from her musical career.

Watching her engage in a sensual routine of acrobatic stretches that encourage our minds to appreciate the value of our bodies, Lyra Star has us stunned with her flexibility and accompanying vocal range that stretches over a range of anticipation. As each visual piece presents itself in a way that stands apart from the rest, the artsy angles take over our full attention as we're captivated with "Red House."

Giving us a platter of intimacy at its finest is one of the many reasons why we love Lyra Star.

Welcome to BuzzMusic, Lyra Star! It's always a great time tapping into your artistry as you continue to release mind-blowing content. With the mystery and ease that goes into "Red House," what significance does this song hold to you?

Well, this isn't my song, but I used to listen to a lot of classic rock when I was in high school, and Jimi Hendrix's guitar playing always inspired me. I'm not a great guitarist at all, but I feel that what I do with my body (contortion) is comparable to what he did with a guitar.

Why did you choose to cover this Jimi Hendrix song? What is your favorite element of the original?

I really like classic blues, and this is a classic blues track with a wicked guitar solo. I really like the blues a lot, which is why I picked this song. However, I decided to change it to a minor key and give it more of a haunting vibe along the lines of artists like Portishead and Lana Del Ray. When covering other artists, I enjoy taking a different spin on the songs and making them sort of my own. Classic blues are sexy, and I think this takes it to a different level of sexy, adding in that dark, moody element. It's basically a re-imagining of a classic song, and I'm lucky enough to know an incredible guitarist named Joh, who is also the sister of the producer, Sam J. Garfield, that was able to provide the guitar solo. The video is meant to provide a visual for the vibe of the song.

Dissecting the mesmerizing visuals that sync up with the tempo of "Red House" impeccably, was this always your vision when bringing life to the music video?

Syncing the visuals with the tempo was actually the videographer's idea, Julio Bajdaun. We've actually known each other for a while through the Los Angeles yoga community, but this was our first time working together. We basically had about 4 hours in this room to just shoot a bunch of different contortion moves and angles, but I also wanted some shots of me in a white slip dress, reminiscent of the cover for the single. It brings in a little bit of that southern element... barefoot, beautiful, and contemplating/dreaming about a lover that hasn't been seen in a while. The whole video is ultimately a dreamy red landscape that reflects the haunting nature of the song itself.

How has your artistry evolved over the course of 2021?

I am just continuing to expand and grow artistically, and I am really trying to focus on new ways to combine contortion and music. This has been a year for me to focus a lot more on the movement artistry rather than music (I really haven't written many new songs at all), and I think that has been a good thing for me because it's such a niche skill.

What's next for you, Lyra?

I have another music video that is in the editing process and will be released in early 2022. I'm also recording an EP that will come out next year. I haven't released anything new musically since "The Loneliest Nights," so I'm working on that right now. It will be my first full body of work to be released since my album in 2018, so it's exciting and a little scary. I haven't even tested most of the songs in a live performance due to the pandemic, but I'm pretty excited about sharing them soon. I'm still trying to decide what's best as far as releasing... many artists are releasing one song as a single and then the entire body of work, and some artists release each track as a single first, followed by the album as a whole. I think I'll cross that bridge when it comes. The music business is very tricky, and I still have a lot to learn about it. Regardless, I'm excited for what I'll be sharing next year... it has been such an incredible journey so far!



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