At the forefront of the Greek art-pop scene you’ll find Lia Hide, the boundary pushing artist who utilises her education in classical piano, operatic singing, music technology, advanced harmony and songwriting to bring her artful ideas to life. You’ll find one of her avant-garde pop creation below in ‘Proposal’.
The track presents Hide’s own take on Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, reflecting the duality of human nature and only by bringing those two sides together, can one feel completion. Over airy, processed piano and deep electronic bass we venture into the dark unknowns with the artist and her three-piece band.
‘Proposal’ is the first taste of Hide’s upcoming eight-track album, The Missing Fourth Guest, to be released via Conch Town Recordings.
“The new album borrows its title from Plato’s ‘Timeaus’ dialogue opening line, and discusses the emotional struggles of the recent Covid19 pandemic and lockdowns, human mortality, and the modern man’s place in the Universe. ‘Proposal’ was the very first song I wrote for the new album and made me focus my head on completing a fourth album. It’s entitled “proposal” as I wanted to ‘propose’ to my band (Aki and George) that we start working on a new album, and also, I wanted this new sound, in my head, to become a reality. I first came up with the idea for this track back in 2019, before the Covid pandemic and quarantine, and before we embarked on our big (and last) European Tour in the Fall of 2019, I just had not figured out the lyrics of it, yet. I keep replying ‘Ι do’ to various sentences I utter, especially from the second verse and on, and I felt like I, well, since no-one is going to put up with me, I will marry myself.. Mrs Jekyll, me being Mrs Hide.”
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