Cryalot, the tantalising new project from Sarah Bonito, of London-based hyperpop trio Kero Kero Bonito, has released their second single ‘Touch The Sun’. The track is set to feature on the upcoming ‘Icarus’ EP, due August 26th, taking direct inspiration from the Greek mythology of Icarus, son of the master craftsman Daedalus.
Accompanied by trippy, self-directed visuals, ‘Touch The Sun’ is a visceral, personal take on an ancient tale, characterised by enthralling hyperpop sensibilities, crystalline vocal delivery and the occasional nod towards industrial noise at its glitchy, fuzz-laden underbelly.
While Cryalot sees Bonito transition into a darker, emotive universe, the track interprets the story of Icarus from a proud, optimistic standpoint. As Sarah explains:
“Touch The Sun is about the feeling of being invincible and the unshakable belief that you can overcome any difficulties […] It depicts the beginning of the Icarus story; celebrating the courage when he decides to take flight, the excitement of breaking free and knowing that leap of faith is worth all the risks.”
The release of the Icarus EP will be marked by a debut headline show at London’s Electrowerkz on September 15th. Having garnered support with a string of DJ sets under the Cryalot name, this performance will be the first opportunity for fans to experience the sonic freneticism of the project’s live spectacle.
‘Touch The Sun’ and its video are available to stream now.
Words: Kieran Macdonald-Brown
Photo Credit: Joshua Homer