Alt-pop trio Lycio share song ‘Nightfall’
UK trio Lycio have premiered their song ‘Nighfall’ via XS Noize. They have headlined Sofar Sounds London, with the chosen line-up finalized by LOCK Magazine. They have recieved support from BBC Introducing producers Will Wolstenholme, Louise Brierly and Jack Parker. Lycio have performed for BBC Introducing West Midlands, The Big Feastival 2019, Chris Evans’ CarFest for BBC Children in Need, BBC 6 Tom Robinson’s Fresh Favs in 2018 for ‘Evil People’ and Alternative Escape 2019 . The trio have also supported acts like Rae Morris and Self Esteem.
Lycio’s music is campaigned towards the empowerment and safety of females in the music industry. The group members include Vocalist and lyricist Genie Mendez, keyboardist Charlie Kellie and drummer Alex Lowe. Their music-making process is liberal and democratic between the members. The group performs without backing tracks or playback. Mendez explores and expresses her own mental state in the music written. They are inspired by a varied selection of musicians including, Alt-J, Jack Garratt, Janelle Monae, London Grammar, Jungle, Bonobo, Grimes, Charli XCX, Haim, Tim Hecker, Fickle Friends, Imogen Heap, The XX, and Chvrches.
Lycio elaborates on ‘Nightfall’, “To be blunt, this is a sexy song. This song makes me feel sexy. Lyrically I don’t want to give too much away as I’d like the listener to draw their own conclusion, but the chorus line “keep your body close to heaven” in itself is fairly provocative. When I wrote the lyrics, I wrote them in a headspace of raw sexuality, I wanted there to be an air of hunger throughout. Down to the way it’s sung, the drawl of my vocal. I want this track to make people feel things and feel a certain way. Funnily enough, I had two tracks in mind when writing the lyrics, Wicked Game (Chris Isaak) and Mondo Bongo (Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros), which are both equally saucy songs. So there you have it, Nightfall.”