Bethan Lloyd Releases New Single “No Umbilical”
Out Now via Soul Punx Berlin
Bethan Lloyd is a Welsh artist whose trance-inducing vocals expand over an ocean of rave-inspired production, harmonic layering and otherworldly ecstasy. Her sonic exploration has taken her from training as a classical singer, immersing herself in Berlin’s experimental music scene, to learning with magicians, masters and the ancient teachings of the natural world.
In her latest single,“No Umbilical” which was released 3rd February, Bethan, producing alongside ‘Jet Pack Dog’ bandmate and master of noise Isaac Ray, takes her intense explorations of the spirit and emotional realms and blends them into something playful and danceable, a gritty experimental pop.
The new single captures an array of affection and critical melody, a track that flows through this mesmeric meandering movement, leaving this lasting influence and nod to organic roots. This daring attitude resonates from the lyrics and the vocal notes throughout this immense creation. This landscape darts through this sonically thematic course, the audience is kept fixated on the trance-like ethereal vocal notes that playfully form this poetic push. Whilst the melody masters this almost soothing touch, the hypnotic formation of the instrumentation allows this mighty wave of addictive qualities to emerge from this impressive track. Bethan Lloyd delivers something powerful, unique, and vivid.
Lloyd laces the vision with this immersive characteristic, what an innovative artist.
Of the new track “No Umbilical”, this work has been described as alternating through a variety of versions before arriving at the one we hear now from the upcoming album, “Metamorphosis“.
Talking of impossible hertz and becoming the feeding ghost, it has always retained the stark lyrical ambition of its predecessors, but in its final form, Bethan and co producer Isaac Ray opted for a softer, rolling production, that hints at a 90s nostalgia with a modern twist. Bethan’s lyrics delve into the philosophy of animism and her classical vocal training shines through in the choral layering that brings the piece to a close.