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Glasgow alt-rockers - Lo Rays - return with dark, synth-driven new single Die Beside You
Following the recent release of their track 'Algorithm Gods', rising Glasgow four-piece Lo Rays have shared their latest single 'Die Beside You.'
Taken from their forthcoming debut EP, 'Die Beside You' is a moody, captivating track that pairs vocalist Laura Takala's compelling lyrics against the band's propulsive guitars, drums, and synthesisers, showcasing once again Lo Ray's masterful style of electro-rock.
Like previous track 'Algorithm Gods', the new single 'Die Beside You' was fully recorded at Lo Rays' own home studios and produced by the band, featuring Laura's self-designed synthesisers.
Speaking about the new single, Laura said: "Die Beside You is about taking control of your own narrative and living by your own terms. Being the last song on our upcoming EP, Die Beside You completes the dystopia storyline that starts with oppression and ends with rebellion.
A conditioned mind living under an oppressive system awakens and rises against its oppressors. The music video takes us into a post-apocalyptic future where a rebel cause is planning a hacking mission against the corporate overlords and the algorithms that they use to control the world."
Lo Rays' vocalist and founding member, Finnish songwriter Laura Takala, formed the band after moving to Glasgow in 2018. With Scott Bathgate (guitar), Ryan Jones (bass) and Murray Bartle (drums), the rising talents take inspiration from the likes of Bring Me The Horizon, Enter Shikari, and Grimes.
In 2022, Lo Rays' profile grew thanks to their self-produced single 'Event Horizon', which received support on Alyx Holcombe's BBC Introducing Rock on Radio 1. A cyberpunk collaboration 'Take You Down' with producer Papa Sob was also chosen for a Track of the Week on BBC Introducing Scotland.
Lo Rays supported SNASH at packed-out King Tut's and Gen and The Degenerates on the Glasgow-date of their tour. They ended 2022 on a high by playing live on BBC Introducing Scotland, performing three of their own songs and a rock version of Wham's 'Last Christmas'.
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