If you’re not yet familiar with Sirens of Lesbos, then let us acquaint you. SoL is a rather magical five-piece hailing from Bern, Switzerland, where despite the members various musical background, they connected through the city’s vibrant and diverse music scene. Co-producersMelvyn Buss and Arci Friede both have backgrounds in dance and electronic music. It’s a different story with vocalist sisters Jasmina and Nabyla Serag, while one records as artist NewRa, the other came from the world of choir singing, respectively. Completion pentagon is Denise Häberli, the group’s art director who brings the music to life in her colourful visions.
With swift introductions aside, let’s dig into Siren of Lesbos‘ latest single ‘Pala’. Built upon the collective’s trademark tropical melody, this song reveals a utopian paradise portrayed in various shades and colour-ways of alt-pop, dance, RnB and psychedelia. Vocalists Jasmina and Nabyla touch on imminent global issues such as universal basic income, communion with nature, looking inside to become “Free of fear, free of hate.”
Poignantly, these lyrics are inspired by the The Island, a novel by Aldous Huxley, the UK author, philosopher and early proponent of psychedelics. Thus, ‘Pala’ becomes SoL’s own optimistic future view very much in retaliation to these current uncertain times.
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