Irish artists Karen Cowley, Saoirse Duane and Caoimhe Barry have a friendship that can be traced back to their time together in school. It was in those days that they originally decided to form the band that has since evolved into Wyvern Lingo. Drawing the inspiration for their sound from the genres of pop, folk and R ‘N’ B, the trio kick-started their career last year.
2014 saw them unleash their inaugural EP at home in Ireland, ahead of joining Hozier on tour in the UK. Since then, the troupe have signed a contract with Irish indie label Rubyworks and are now hard at work on new material for their next record. To whet appetites for its release, they will be putting out a new single called “Subside” on October 16th.
It begins with an arresting bass line that keeps things cool on the way to the mellow melody of the first verse. The instrumentation stays subtle but stirring as relaxing riffs and placid percussion set a tranquil tone behind the smooth singing. The pace is delicate yet determined before it all erupts into a captivating chorus, made up of vigorous vocals and energetic musical motifs.
The volume and velocity calm back down afterwards for another cool and collected stanza. The vocals become vibrant and sonorous again approaching the midway mark. Its relaxing rhythm and spirited execution are irresistibly absorbing. The enthusiastic delivery of the climactic chorus is especially engrossing, providing the proceedings with an exhilarating ending.
Wyvern Lingo have crafted a compelling combination of pop, rock and R ‘N’ B that exudes plenty of passion and intensity. Its slick style and easy listening attitude result in a radio friendly and charismatic composition, the appeal of which will surely be wide reaching.