WYVERN LINGO – New Single released with album to follow


Album release news and pre-order links supported by brand new single – Rapture – out today.

“This album is so much about us comforting each other. It’s about being in your late-twenties, when all the pieces are starting to settle into place and you worry whether or not you’ve made the right moves” – Wyvern Lingo, October 2020.

Listen to Rapture on Spotify!

You can also find the song on YouTube:

Wyvern Lingo will release their second album – ‘Awake You Lie’ – on Friday 26th of February, 2021. Recorded in JRS studios in Berlin pre-COVID, with the final tweaks managed in lockdown Ireland, ‘Awake You Lie’ comes almost two years to the day after their widely acclaimed, Choice Music Prize-nominated, debut album. The band offer up a fresh taste of the incoming album with the release of a new song, entitled ‘Rapture’, which is released today. 

To describe Wyvern Lingo as ‘tight-knit’ wouldn’t even cover it – they have long debunked the myth that you can’t choose your family. After all, the band was formed in Bray in a teenage world of self-discovery, soundtracked by the 60’s/70’s music of their parents, and the 90’s/00’s R’n’B of their childhood. If anything, the band – Caoimhe Barry, Karen Cowley and Saoirse Duane – are closer than ever two years on from their first album, a steely, us-against-the-world determination that has its roots in their origin story.

If the self-titled first album caught the band on the cusp of transitioning from folky songstresses to R’n’B/alt-pop influenced players, then ‘Awake You Lie’ sees Wyvern Lingo fully immersed in who they are as a band – superb musicians and supernatural harmonisers with a gimlet eye to spear the ever shifting mores of modern relationships, both intimate and platonic. 

The album title – ‘Awake You Lie’ – is taken from a line in the new song ‘Aurora’, the phones-aloft, showstopper that closes side 1 of the record. 

The band add: 

“A recurring image during this album writing process was light, the lack thereof, and wanting to see things more clearly, for ourselves and others. We called the album “Awake You Lie” because it evokes an image of night-time when someone should be sleeping but can’t, due to restlessness or worry. Things are always clearer in the light of day”

Of Rapture, Karen Cowley adds:

“This is the sincerest love song I’ve ever written, inspired by overcoming long distance, and managing to remain completely overwhelmed by the mere existence of someone, even when apart.”

‘Rapture’ is out now. ‘Awake You Lie’ by Wyvern Lingo is released by Rubyworks on Friday 26th February 2021 on vinyl, CD and digital platforms.

Track listing

Side 1 – Only Love Only Light, Rapture, Don’t Say It, Sydney, Aurora.

Side 2 – There’s A Place, Things Fall Apart, Ask Away, Full Height, In Colour / On The Mend.

The album and merchandise bundles can be pre-ordered at https://wyvernlingo.tmstor.es/ 

Digital fans can pre-save at https://orcd.co/wyvernalbum

Every pre-order from the Wyvern Lingo store will receive a signed postcard.

For media information, interviews contact:

Rory Murphy rorymurfi@gmail.com M:0879000791

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