Five Questions With Lyra Brown

Edmonton, AB based indie-pop artist, Lyra Brown released a brand new single, “A Little Vulture Told Me” on June 1, 2017. The song is about her struggle with mental health issues and loss, and she says her “goal is to help abolish stigma surrounding mental health issues.” Check out the single below, and check out our segment of Five Questions With! Enjoy!

Care to introduce yourself to our readers?

My name is Lyra Brown and I am an indie-pop artist from Edmonton, Alberta!

Tell us a bit about your music and writing style.

I like to describe my music as sounding how a really weird, surreal painting would look. Poetic imagery sustained by lush harmonies and catchy melodies.  I write all of my songs on piano and almost all of my lyrics in one sitting, usually drawing inspiration from old poems and song ideas.

Do you have any upcoming shows? For someone who has yet to see you live, how would you explain your live performance?

I am playing my single release show at the Needle Vinyl Tavern in Edmonton on Thursday, June 1st! All of my upcoming shows can be found on my website,

If I’m not performing solo with a piano or a looping machine, then I have a wicked rhythm section and back-up singers providing beautiful harmonies! If you listen to my lyrics, you will be transported into another time and place where things don’t really makes sense but feel familiar all the same. Kind of like a dream or a memory, or a deja-vu.

If you were asked to suggest only one of your songs for someone to hear, which would it be?

My new single, “A Little Vulture Told Me”

Canadian Beats is all about Canadian music, so who are your current favourite Canadian bands/ artists?

Joni Mitchell, Grimes, Young Galaxy, Owen Pallett, Feist, Broken Social Scene, Carly Rae Jepsen.

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