The beauty of Lyon’s infectious brand of synth-pop is rooted in contradiction. Not in the deliberate sense, but in the serendipitous one.
Lyon’s debut EP, Indian Summer feels like innocence meets disillusionment and disillusionment meets hope. It’s electronic music with a human soul by the girl next door who has a secret. It wants to say that sometimes you can’t keep the one you have. Sometimes you can’t play out the movie inside your head. In the world of Lyon, things don’t happen for a reason but they do naturally and beautifully fall into place.
The girl next door here is front-woman, Lauren Malyon, a small town girl who in the summer of 2012, teamed up with writer/producer/programmer, Japeth Maw to write five good songs that were lyrically personal and musically minimal. While Lauren had been coping with heartache and loss during this time, the aim was to capture Lauren’s state in a way that was sincere without being sappy, serious without being too serious.
Soon after a buzz around the duo started to quickly develop in the Toronto music scene. Lyon recorded with producer/engineer Jesse Smith and in February 2013, songs from Indian Summer were independently launched to immediate critical acclaim by music fans, industry and influencers alike.
Lyon has since signed with Black Box Recordings and is currently writing new material for her first full-length album while “Indian Summer” ascends the charts.
* “Indian Summer” #1 on the MuchMore Top 20 Countdown (OCT/1)
* “Indian Summer” Top 5 CBC Radio Top 30 Countdown (OCT/4)
GENRES: Synth Pop
MASTER & PUBLISHING: Rock Steady o/b/o Black Box Music
01. Indian Summer
05. Happy Alone