‘Secrets’ takes Biroli’s raw, honest lyrics and binds them around an upbeat electronic soundscape. Sonically, the track addresses Byron‘s Ugandan heritage and falls under the new iteration of the soul genre that he terms Noir Wave.
Speaking about the release, Biroli says “Secrets is a conversation with partner about my drug addiction. ‘Some things I can’t hide, you will find. Secrets I won’t deny.’ It’s about opening up to someone for the first time. The lyrics in the chorus are a direct quote from Tom Waits about sobriety. He described sobriety as ‘feeling like taking a rock of a garden hose’.”
“Musically, I’ve always been interested in indie bands who contrast serious messages with bright sounding music, or vice versa. Artists like The Cure, songs like Gigantic by the Pixies are a couple of examples.”
Byron’s influences and music live in a resurgent lane of western musicians exploring global music: Tune Yards, Petite Noir, Vampire Weekend.
Keep an eye out for the DE$IGNATED Refit of ‘Secrets’ in the coming weeks.