Singaporean producer MYRNE is back with a propulsive new shadowy single, “Secrets.” The track is built around a colorful vocal sample, melodic synth work, and even the occasional breakbeat.
It’s a potent mix that wrings great emotional weight out of a simple refrain: “I can’t get you out of my head.” MYRNE has always been a dexterous producer and intricate arranger, and this new track underscores his ability to blend seemingly disparate threads into deeply affecting dancefloor anthems.
“I wanted to capture the vulnerability we face when we spill our desires to one another,” MYRNE says of the floor-filler. “I think that’s something important and that can bring us together.” He ultimately wants the song to inspire trust and serve as a reminder that there are safe places for secrets if you find the right friends.
“Secrets” is the follow-up to the Joy Alexis-assisted “Desire,” which the duo wrote in a few hours while filming Majulah Weekender (an eight-part web series which finds established Singaporean musicians paired with emerging voices). Their rapport was ignited from the get-go, with Alexis effortlessly sliding into MYRNE’s rich dancefloor ecstasy, bringing a layer of introspection.
In May, MYRNE released Astralwerks debut EP, Circles, and the reception has been rapturous—it has already garnered over 1.5 million streams. With “Secrets,” MYRNE continues to prove that he’s one of dance music’s most tireless new innovators.
While MYRNE’s music often provides listeners a route of blissful escapism, Circles seeks to bridge the gap between reality and hyperreality. It draws upon the gritty big-room spirit of 1990s rave music and the digital maximalism of 2010s electronic dance music to provide something exciting in this brave new decade.
“With Circles, I really wanted to explore repetition and loop-based sampling in a song; I wanted to pay homage to old rave tools while adding a touch of modern-day songwriting,” MYRNE said upon its release.