Single Review: Matilda Eyre's 'FYA'
London-based, German alt-pop artist Matilda Eyre, released her first single on Friday the 29th of June. Being the first release for Eyre, 'FYA' is the start of a promising solo career, and will no doubt lead to big things for her.
Working as a producer and a musician in London, and having been involved in SAMPLEnHOLD in LA, Eyre has been working very hard to get her music heard, and to reach bold heights that match her drive and ambition (as if moving from Germany to the UK and establishing herself wasn't impressive enough).
'FYA' is a beautifully chilling and moving track.
Opening the song with an eerie “Hmmmmmm”, takes you to some kind of misty forest, or somewhere foggy and bittersweet. The rawness of her voice is utterly and immediately gripping and Eyre's vocals reminds me heavily of Lana Del Rey's, although considerably more pure and smooth sounding.
Throughout 'FYA' I'm also reminded of 'That's What I Get' from Nine Inch Nail's first album. The electronic sounding hooks and driving beat takes the listener to the same place, but with less anger and more grace and harmony.
Written about childhood freedom, 'FYA' speaks to how we used to act early on in our lives, being youthful and carefree. This song is shadowy, fierce and graceful; no doubt reflecting Eyre herself. I think it's almost a mirror for Eyre's mind and appearance, almost a lyrical diary for her childhood, which is such an intriguing feature of the song.
As you get to know the song, you get to know the artist.
Eyre's genre is enjoyable and appreciable for all ears despite 'FYA' being far from typical pop or anything close to rock; instead intertwining melancholy vocals and hard, electronic-indie instrumentals. She is throwing much-needed wood onto the small flame of alt-pop, to help nurture it into a fire while creating a masterpiece that is sure to secure her musical respect and dedicated fans for years to come.
I can't wait to hear more from Matilda Eyre.