Alayna shares atmospheric new single and lyric video, ‘Meteors’
New Zealand singer and songwriter alayna today released the expansive new single ‘Meteors’, along with a gorgeous black and white accompanying lyric video.
A delicately melancholic upright piano sets the scene on ‘Meteors’; rising to an atmospheric shower of expansive electric guitars, synths and shimmering vocal layers. Through it all, Alayna explores the shifting, evolving nature of the self and what it means to be human.
“‘Meteors’ is about me coming to terms with the fact I’ll never truly know who I am,”
reflects Alayna. “I realise that I am constantly unravelling and evolving and leaving parts of me in people, moments and experiences as I live my life, and so the person I’m so desperately wanting to figure out will always be just out of reach. It’s also about me being at peace with this realisation.”
“I wonder if maybe that’s just what we are supposed to do; we break apart and leave behind pieces of us as we go, just like meteors flying across the universe.”
Written at home on her family’s out-of-tune piano, during a particularly tough period in Alayna’s life, she then took the track to producer Noema Te Hau where the duo spent hours on production. It was then mixed by award-winning engineer Simon Gooding, and mastered by Joe LaPorta at Sterling Sound.
“Noema told me to ‘just write a song, any song’ and record a rough demo – he was trying to encourage me to see that I still was able to write, as I’d been filled with a lot of self-doubt,” says Alayna. “I feel really grateful to Noema for enabling me to create what has now become one of my favourite songs on my upcoming project.”
Also out today is the accompanying lyric video. A simple black and white visual on loop allows the lyrics to have their moment to hit home; showcasing the depth, vulnerability and poetry of Alayna’s song writing to shine.
‘Meteors’ is the most track to come from Alayna, joining the previously released singles ‘Cherry Tree’, ‘If You Want My Love’ and ‘Buckle In Baby’, all of which have made their mark on the official charts – most recently ‘Buckle In Baby’ reaching #8 in the Hot 20 NZ Singles Chart.
Alayna’s new material sees her slowly transition from an R&B and soulful singer to a singer-songwriter where her lyrical skills truly shine. Growing up listening to heavyweights such as Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen, Alayna’s song writing depth can be attributed to these influences and the experiences that shaped her.
Prepare yourself for more music to come from this stunning artist, by diving into the atmospheric soundscape of today’s single ‘Meteors’.
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