Hydra Lerna produces evocative electro/pop music.
With her toes in indie waters, her music floats on deep pop production with driving elements of indie/pop; written around stirring themes of disconnection, resilience and relishing challenging circumstances.
Writing songs from an early age and learning piano as a child, Hydra grew up in a house with a classical music-loving mother and an EDM-loving father. She spent her teenage years both teaching herself how to play the harp and how to produce pop music. The harp occasionally features in her music, for example the lead single ‘Reckless’ from her debut EP.
Although the subject matter might be intense, Hydra Lerna’s music is delicate and sincere: “The song explores the emotions associated with trying to move on from a dark and dirty past, but it’s not a heavy listen - it’s an uplifting, cleansing tune.” - Gigslutz on ‘Clean Like You’.
“She clearly has incredible talent, layering harp loops over electronic beats and synths, creating ethereal and beautiful music topped with a stunning and powerful singing voice… (Reckless) is not just the best piece of locally produced music I’ve heard this year, it’s one of the best pieces of music I’ve heard anywhere. Somehow live it was even better, and it was fascinating to see how it was constructed on stage, using the harp and various pedals, linked to the electronics, topped with the vocals.”
Paul Jones, Evening News, review from Hydra Lerna’s EP launch party
“The song explores the emotions associated with trying to move on from a dark and dirty past, but it’s not a heavy listen – it’s an uplifting, cleansing tune.”
Gigslutz music blog on Clean Like You, Hydra Lerna.
“I’ve always got a lot of time for people that open up about troubles that they’ve had and how they try and work through them…and we’ve got a lot of time for good songs as well and that’s why we played that one.”
Jay Lawrence of BBC Introducing in Norfolk on Angel Vs. Psycho, Hydra Lerna
Graeme Mac of BBC Introducing in Suffolk on Reckless, Hydra Lerna