Singaporean DJ and producer Myrne takes us into joyful adventure with new single ‘Circles’ from his upcoming EP out this spring via Astralwerks
It’s a euphoric number celebrating the wonders of everyday life, and it’s also the title track from his forthcoming EP, due in April.
MYRNE released “What Can I Do” – a song that first saw him fearfully peering down obstacles, even as he found himself deep into his music-making career. What resulted was MYRNE’s first step into the great unknown. “Circles” is the confident next step of his artistry.
Through its light and triumphant melodies, “Circles” explores the feeling of stagnation, and how it can take a toll on your physical and mental health. MYRNE plays with this idea, taking its difficult lessons as a reason not to drown in your sorrows, but to emerge completely revitalized.
The repetitious and humdrum rhythms of day-to-day life were what gave meaning to “Circles.” Stuck in lockdown – just like “What Can I Do” – “Circles” was created out of restlessness.
As more people around the world continue to adjust their lives around an ever-shifting environment, MYRNE meditated on the meaning of co-existing with the present. That is, finding stillness within yourself while learning to connect with your surroundings. “It’s like we are going in circles,” one of the few sung lyrics in “Circles”, becomes less like a frustrating thought than a refreshing mantra.
It draws upon the gritty big-room spirit of 1990s rave music and the digital maximalism of 2010s electronic dance music to provide something exciting in this brave new decade.
Myrne says: “With ‘Circles’, I really wanted to explore repetition and loop-based sampling in a song; I wanted to pay homage to old rave tools while adding a touch of modern-day songwriting.”
“Circles” first took form in lockdown. But with 2022 opening up new possibilities for live performance, it’s a better time than ever for MYRNE to take his new material on the road – all while he works on his first EP for Astralwerks. He adds: “It was fun writing this in lockdown and I can’t wait to see how it works on a stage,”