Cyril Brière has been carving out quite a name for himself in the flourishing indie electronic scene. After dropping his lushly grand debut EP "Dans la lune" in October, fans have eagerly awaited what Cyril has in store next. His new single "Dans l'été Indien" strips back one of "Dans la lune"'s most beloved tracks for a relaxed radio-ready listen.
Now he unveils a fresh take that retains the essence of the original while pushing into even more trippier territory. This release wants to take you into another dimension entirely. There is an expansive openness that allows Cyril's mesmerizing voice to shine. His vocals assume center stage when he is swimming amongst wisps of minimalist keys and loose percussive pulses. Notes drift and drift, suspended weightlessly, as Cyril imbues each syllable with emotion. There's an added vulnerability to his delivery with fewer layers of instrumentation cushioning it.
Rather than rushing the listener, the pace invites drifting along blissfully to Cyril's melodies. Glimmers of synth twinkle here and glimmer there, but for the most part it's just Cyril, the percussion keeping lazy time, and vast expanses of inviting silence. That space accentuates the yearning quality in his lyrics and allows the song's dreamy atmosphere to take hold. Its hypnotizing ambiance hints at worlds beyond our own, places we glimpse only in fleeting daydreams. There's an added layer of wistfulness to be found in its minimalist charm.
Cyril proves he has a real gift for soundscapes that captivate and enchant. Whether delivering lush, cinematic epics or stripped-back reruns like this one, he knows how to craft pop gems that linger with the listener long after. While fans await new solo material, listening to this chilled-out rework is a blissful way to hold them over. Whether enjoyed while gazing at the sky, during a chill evening drive or as you unwind before bed, Cyril's pristine vocals and the song's tranquil ambiance will surely take you to a more serene state of mind. Give it a listen - I promise you'll find yourself returning to this magnetizing track time and time again this season.