Current circumstances have many of us feeling more separated from those we care about than ever – something that MYRNE knows all about. The Singapore-based producer’s newest track “Forbidden Lovers” is an ode to the physical and societal bonds that keep people apart, told through a cinematic and emotive sonic landscape. It opens with instrumental chords and the sounds of birds chirping as if the listener has just woken up somewhere peaceful in springtime – but the lyrics quickly tell us that something, or rather someone, is missing from the equation. MYRNE wrote “Forbidden Lovers” while on tour in the United States away from his partner for long periods, and the quality of the song’s dreamy and ethereal melodies reflects his wistful mindset. This is the first single from his upcoming EP, which is coming soon. “Forbidden Lovers” is out now on Ultra Records to soothe any missing pieces of your life.
“With ‘Forbidden Lovers,’ I wanted to write about the physical and societal bonds that keep people apart. Some people can’t be with each other because of distance; for some, backward laws keep love forbidden. The idea for the song came to me in a hotel room while on tour, where I was separated from my partner for long periods. The two skies in the artwork are pictures we both sent to each other, of Singapore and Los Angeles.” – MYRNE