Thanya Iyer // "I Just Lay Down My Head"

Thanya Iyer is back today with the third single from her upcoming record KIND. Trickling electronics flit around Iyer’s captivating voice, together washing over the slow-paced trots of “I Just Lay Down My Head,” a song that examines the intersections of passion and burnout. Layers of looped violin cross-stitch with swelling synths and flashes of wailing trumpet to frame the song’s ambient-pop edges, eventually coalescing in a subtly booming coda that boasts the group’s experimental inclinations.

a message from Thanya:
We’re all in different places waking up to the oppressive systems that run this world, flooding every industry and place. A huge power shift needs to take place and I’m so grateful to be able to learn and continue to grow through this time. If you like my music then you’ll know that its all about humanity, self love, and giving love outwards to our community and beyond! Keep learning and growing and have an open mind as we all figure out how to create actionable steps towards reconciliation. Here are some organizations and initiatives to get to know and learn about that are supporting the Black Lives Matter movement and other extremely important initiatives that have continued to make a beautiful impact and are essential to the well-being of our humanity.

Montreal / Tio’tia:ke
Head & Hands
Medical, legal, and social services for Youth.

Taking What We Need
A fund for helping Black & Indigenous trans feminine people.

Black Health Alliance
Research and health initiatives to improve health and well-being for Black communities across Canada!

Sovereign Likhts’amisyu & Unist’ot’en Camp & Gidimt’en Camp
Help protect the Wet’suwet'en land and support them as they reoccupy it.

Invasion is a "film about the Unist’ot’en Camp, Gidimt’en checkpoint, and the larger Wet'suwet'en Nation standing up to the Canadian government and corporations who continue colonial violence against Indigenous people."

Activation Residency
A black trans-led immersive/healing/justice residency cooperative fund! Support their farming futurity project or nominate a frontliner for a residency!

SPREAD LOVE + SHINE LIGHT / Orenda Tribe COVID 19 Fund for the Navajo Nation
Orenda Tribe is hosting an auction for the Navajo Nation to bring critical aid, masks, and food to the community.

KIND is out July 31, and is available for pre-order now on three special vinyl variants, CD, and cassette. In the meantime, check out the accompanying visual album of the same name on Youtube and listen to Thanya's song on this compilation from our friends over at Gold Flake Paint :)

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