Lycio’s “Air, Pt. 2” emerges as an electrifying sonic journey that transcends the conventional boundaries of Electro Pop. Distinct from its precursor, “Air, Pt. 1,” this single stands on its own as a testament to the band’s innovative prowess. The composition is a tapestry of gritty synths, pulsating drums, and infectious rhythms, showcasing Lycio’s ability to create a sound that is both cutting-edge and deeply resonant.
At the heart of the song are poignant lyrics that grapple with the collective apprehension surrounding an uncertain future. Genie Mendez, the driving force behind Lycio, provides a glimpse into the song’s genesis, revealing that fragments of the lyrics were initially conceived during the creation of “Air, Pt. 1.” However, these fragments were reimagined and seamlessly woven into the fabric of “Air, Pt. 2,” creating a narrative that is both introspective and universally relatable. The track serves as a teaser for Lycio’s debut EP, “Inbetween,” set to unfold gradually over the next 12 months. The anticipation is heightened by the accolades the band has already garnered, with LOCK Magazine lauding their sound as “jaw-droppingly gorgeous” and Wonderland Magazine describing it as “explosive” and “an absolute bop.”
Having headlined Sofar Sounds London and received support from BBC Introducing, Lycio is on an upward trajectory in the music scene. Their influences, ranging from Alt-J and Jack Garratt to Santigold and Little Dragon, manifest in a sound that is uniquely their own. As Lycio continues to carve their niche, “Air, Pt. 2” stands as a testament to their ability to seamlessly blend evocative lyrics with an exhilarating sonic landscape, offering listeners a musical experience that is both immersive and unforgettable.