D.K. Lyons adds a splash of bright colour to your vacation playlist with his feel-good single Summer Lullabies (Tropical Remix) — showcasing today on Tinnitist.
The revamp of his pop-rock anthem featuring Colombian artist Rafa Soto, Summer Lullabies (Tropical Remix) is an optimistic and vibrant banger fuelled by rays of musical sunshine and upbeat energy. The original track was produced in the summer of 2021, while its video featured the Manhattan artist dressed as a plethora of pop artists, including Harry Styles, Drake, Phoebe Bridgers, Machine Gun Kelly, Tom Petty and others.
“The idea was to promote authenticity and poke fun at the music industry and their not-so-subtle attempts to control artists and fit them into boxes,” Lyons explains. “The original lyrics were inspired by a rooftop party that I attended during the summer of 2020 as COVID restrictions lifted in N.Y.C.,” he says.
“The song is a direct response to my previous single Danger — a song that represented the struggles in embracing an unknown future and identity questions. Summer Lullabies confronts these feelings head-on through self-discovery and an individual focus on growing in the moment and not lingering on the end result.”
Lyons is a singer-songwriter and producer who values authenticity above all else. He has been making music since he could talk and, by the age of five, had his eyes set on becoming a rock star. He has been writing songs ever since, working his way up from simple song titles to full lyric sheets and from failing guitar lessons to writing powerful chord structures. Finally overcoming all the struggles of self-producing music, Lyons recorded his first studio EP, Blame My Astrology, in 2018. He followed up with the LP The Past (Romanticized), which received critical acclaim. His most recent EP Vandalism features the original version of Summer Lullabies.