Rising producer LYOD returns with his anthemic new single ‘Ride Alone Again’, out 4th August on OUT FIT.
Featuring an enchanting recording of a Nigerian choir, ‘Ride Alone Again’ conjures a unique and uplifting atmosphere that is truly exceptional. LYOD’s skillful production seamlessly blends with the choir’s captivating harmonies, creating an irresistible fusion that transcends the everyday.
‘Ride Alone Again’ is the fourth single from LYOD’s upcoming debut album Forgot How You Dance. It follows the infectious recent Bad Actor collaboration ‘Fighting For’, the exquisite Moby reinterpretation ‘Why Does My Heart’, and the plaintive house anthem ‘If You Ever Need A Friend’, which have together hit almost two million Spotify streams.
Whether you’re a fan of dance music, soul music, or simply crave a unique sonic experience, ‘Ride Alone Again’ will transport you deep into this artist’s mind with its raw authenticity and emotional resonance.
“It has always bothered me that in the past, in most dance songs, hardly any emotions are expressed and the warmth is missing”, LYOD says. “For me it’s important that feelings come across and it moves people. Since dance music has opened up so much, you can produce much more freely. Everything is possible and that’s what I pursue with my songs.”
And for 24-year-old LYOD, whose real name is Niklas Heidkamp and who hails from Cologne, a lot is possible: he was already crafting his first tracks at the age of ten, and last year alone he produced a good dozen songs. Despite his young age, he has already amassed over 35 million streams, released an official remix for Dutch star DJ Sam Feldt and provided the music for the German Google Pixel Campaign with ‘Never Fall’.
“I pay a lot of attention to little details that you often don’t hear that way, but that make it special for me,” LYOD explains. Behind this, you can guess, is a lot of work – and it’s a testament to LYOD’s great talent that you can’t hear this in his music at any second. Quite the opposite: it sounds as effortless as a day at the beach.
During recent months, LYOD has locked himself in a small cabin by the sea and worked exclusively on new tracks. The result is 12 songs for his debut album Forgot How You Dance, which will be released on 1st September 2023.
An electrifying single, ‘Ride Alone Again’ further builds the hype around LYOD’s upcoming album with an emotionally charged dance anthem.