Maltese duo Tryst Arcane’s publishes new single “LURA”
‘LURA‘ stands out as a unique composition within the upcoming album, not only in its conventional song structure but also as the only track sung entirely in the band’s native Maltese language. It serves as an outro that extends the central narrative and conceptualized music found in the other four tracks.
‘LURA’ is an homage to the band members’ cherished childhood memories of summers spent along the Maltese seashore. With its accompanying moving music video on YouTube, the song reminisces about those long-forgotten days with friends and loved ones who are no longer with us. Tryst Arcane beautifully captures the essence of yearning and the desire to relive these moments through a space-time shift, taking listeners on a magical journey of rediscovery.
The song opens with delicate guitar arpeggios, accompanied by calm synths and soft-spoken verses, setting a tranquil tone. As the track progresses, it gradually builds into a dreamy rise, incorporating the initial guitar melody and a steady piano rhythm. The captivating guitar solo in the mid-part of the song intensifies the Mediterranean vastness, seamlessly connecting ‘LURA’ to the rest of the album.
We believe that Tryst Arcane’s ‘LURA’ presents a unique and compelling addition to the music landscape, blending cultural influences, emotive storytelling, and atmospheric instrumentals.
LURA with its accompanying moving music video (on Youtube), reminisces about childhood summer days spent with friends and loved ones who are no longer with us. This song is homaging their memory while expressing deeply the wish to meet again by living a space-time shift, like a magical journey with the hope to actively relive the experience of moments now only found stored in our memories. The lyrics were written by Alexia Baldacchino and Luciano-F Schembri Agius, who both lost their respective brothers who passed on before their time.
LURA’s slow guitar arpeggios’ intro is followed by a calm synth and soft-spoken singing verse.
The song gradually builds up a dreamy rise that uses its beginning guitar melody and the steady piano rhythm/pulses as its outline throughout. The warm, yet ominous guitar solo in the mid-part of the song, intensifies the sense of the mediterranean vastness which is an element that ties this track to the rest of the album.
Towards the end, all the melodies swell to an enchanting climax. The intertwined synth textures and guitar melodies, along with soaring chants, deliver the feeling of dreaminess or even a floating-through-space sensation.
The final sombre piano note sends off this cathartic crescendo.