Sydney-based electronic artist Nyxen releases her new single ‘Silence In Motion’ out now via BMG/Tank Top Records. The single serves as the second track off Nyxen’s forthcoming debut album, PNXK (punk), set to be released Friday, July 1 and available now for pre-order here.
A futuristic take on 80s synth-pop, ‘Silence In Motion’ is driven by hazy reverberated vocals, thumping basslines, and organic percussion. Through a mesmerizing blend of new wave and glam rock, the second single off Nyxen’s upcoming album synthesizes Nyxen’s unique sound and further establishes her as an artist to watch this year. ‘Silence In Motion’ arrives on the heels of the project’s titular track ‘PXNK’ (punk).
Nyxen describes the track as “a fast paced journey into what it feels like to be an outsider. An introverted, over-thinker, idolizing the freedom and confidence they see in the people around them, wanting that for themselves.” Nyxen added, “‘Silence In Motion’ felt fitting as a name, the silence of erratic thoughts speeding through your mind, the silent movement of people you cross paths with and the effects of unspoken words as you move through time.”
Known for her intricate synth work and guitar-driven production, Nyxen has carved a unique space for herself at the intersection of dance, indie, and pop music. First emerging on the scene in 2015, Nyxen has used her revolutionary sound to amass millions of streams and garner a dedicated following. As one of Australia’s most revered multi-instrumentalists, Nyxen has had multiple songs added to Triple J rotation of early releases ‘Running’ and ‘In The City,’ and recent additions ‘Insomnia’ and ‘Red P Plates.’ A force within Australia’s music scene, Nyxen has sold out her own headline shows and supported the likes of Golden Features and Crooked Colours.
Exploring ‘80s influences and instrumentation for the creative direction of her anticipated debut album PXNK (punk), Nyxen continues to forge a unique, refined sound. “The direction of the album all started with ‘PXNK’, I had a name, a sound, and a vision for the body of work I wanted to put forward and it feels very fitting to guide the listener into the album the way I was guided into writing it,” Nyxen says about the album. Weaving deep, emotive electronic foundations with indie sensibilities and universally relatable lyrics, her music leaves its mark on her listeners with each and every release.
Nyxen invites you along for an emotional ride on ‘Silence In Motion,’ available on all streaming platforms on Friday, May 13th, with US tour dates coming in 2022.
Hi there ! Where can we find you right now? How did you start your day?
Hi! I’m in Sydney, Australia. I started the day by taking my dog for a walk and grabbing a coffee before powering up the computer to dig into some new music I’m working on.
When did the idea of starting a project start to take shape? Has it always been something you wanted to do?
I started thinking about how I would write an album around five years ago, writing demos and ideas. Like most musicians the aspiration to write an album has always been simmering away in my mind. The process wasn’t what I expected, what I wanted to achieve and the songs and palette have evolved so much since that initial idea and I learnt a lot about myself and what I want to present as an artist during that time.
How would you define the sound of your latest work? What is the concept behind?
My album PXNK (punk) was inspired by the sounds and scores of Cyberpunk movies. Some of the songs more so than others but, the 80’s influence is strong for me and I think that comes across in the music I’m writing.
The latest single from PXNK, ‘Silence In Motion’ is a fast paced journey into what it feels like to be an outsider. An introverted, overthinker, idolising the freedom of confidence they see in the characters/ people around them, wanting that for themselves. It’s driven by my standard synth/ guitar combo and is one of my favourite tracks from the album. I’ve had a lot of fun playing this one live at shows recently.
What artists are you interested in these days?
I’m listening to quite a bit of Haley Mary, Mr Floyd Larry, Perel, Gerry Rafferty and staples in my music library New Order, Metric and Father John Misty.
How do you manage to combine such disparate genres? How do you manage to give them unity and harmony? What do they have in common for you?
I think because I listen to a wide range of genres from various points in time, that music gets rewired by my brain and comes out how it does. I never force anything, I just sit and surprise myself with what I come up with, sometimes it’s terrible (haha) but other times I’m happy with how it turns out.
How would you define your sound?
Moody, electric, nostalgic, synth and guitar driven.
Can you tell us something about your current or future projects?
My first album PXNK (punk) comes out on the 1st July 2022, I’ve got a lot of live touring planned around the release and with the album finished have been spending time in the studio working on what’s next. Definitely thinking of album number two already.
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