REVIEW album Kyros Illusions Inside (Single)

Kyros Share Electrifying New Single 'Illusions Inside'

Illusions Inside (Single)


Critically acclaimed UK progressive alt-rockers, Kyros, make a triumphant return with their expansive new single, 'Illusions Inside (Feat. Dominique Gilbert). Renowned for their innovative sound, high-energy live performances, and fiercely DIY approach, Kyros has been steadily building hype with a unique blend that combines the melodic hooks of pop with the musical complexity and depth of progressive rock and metal, creating a devoted fanbase.

'Illusions Inside' provides another glimpse into Kyros' distinct 'Synth-Prog' sound. The track features guest vocals from DMNIQ alongside the band's own vocalist, Shelby Logan Warne. Once again, Kyros showcases their signature combination of expansive synths, powerful drums, distorted guitar lines, and driving bass, resulting in an explosive 80s-influenced prog rock soundscape. The song's bright, urgent yet thoughtful dual lead vocals add a central melodic hook as it traverses emotive lyricism and irresistibly catchy vocal lines.

The complexity and accessibility of 'Illusions Inside' are striking, reflecting Kyros' uncanny ability to weave intricate, playful musical ideas and riffs with moments of virtuoso instrumentation, all delivered with infectious energy.

The song's genesis started from several bass riffs that eventually became the backbone of the composition, leading to a track that feels both familiar and distinct for the band. During the song's development, Kyros decided to collaborate with a featured vocalist for the first time. Dominique's exceptional performance led to her role becoming more integrated throughout the song, resulting in a harmonious collaboration that adds depth to the track.

Having already received widespread acclaim from Prog Magazine and Prog Rock Journal, Kyros has graced stages across Europe, touring with acts like Spock's Beard and supporting Marillion and IQ. Their impressive roster of festival performances includes ROS Fest in North America, Prog Dreams and A British Prog Invasion in the Netherlands, 2 Days Prog + 1 in Italy, and Night of the Prog IX in Germany.

Now, Kyros returns with new material, solidifying their position as one of the UK's most exciting and promising Prog bands. With their unique musical prowess and captivating performances, Kyros continues to leave an indelible mark on the music scene.