Syvia

Syvia

 Brooklyn, New York, USA
BandElectronicIndie

Syvia is an electropop/rock band based in Brooklyn that pairs gritty guitar riffs with a dark nordic spirit--it's the Northern lights meeting NYC's steel skyscrapers. The Wild Honey Pie describes Syvia's sound as "gauzy perfection." Syvia's debut album is entitled FWD (2015).

Biography

Syvia was started in 2010 by Ruth Mirsky after touring as a backup singer with The Drums. Syvia is an electropop/rock band based in Brooklyn that pairs gritty guitar riffs with a dark nordic spirit--it's the Northern lights meeting the steel skyscrapers of NYC. The Wild Honey Pie describes Syvia's sound as "gauzy perfection." Syvia's album FWD was called a "stunning full-length debut" by Audiofemme.

In 2015 Syvia's single "Two Homes" was selected as a finalist in Mountain Dew's Green Label Sound Open Call contest out of 6,000 applicants, and the song will be released on the label's upcoming EP of finalists. In 2014 Syvia played the Brooklyn Night Bazaar opening for Savoir Adore and Tropic of Pisces. Syvia has performed at Northside Festival multiple times, and both official and unofficial CMJ showcases, opening for The Kickdrums in 2014 (24West showcase) at Arlene's Grocery, at Canal Room and Bar Matchless opening for Drop the Lime (for Gigmaven showcase) and Millionyoung (Pulp Lab/Paper Trail Records/The Sky Report showcase), respectively. Other venues include: Webster Hall Studio opening for FM Belfast, The Bell House opening for Gemini Club, MEANY festival, headlining Brooklyn Based's Gowanus Immersion afterparty at Littlefield, Cameo Gallery, The Bitter End, Pianos, Black Bear Bar, Bar Matchless, Arlene's Grocery, The Grand Victory, Trash Bar, The Gutter, Brooklyn Fire Proof, Fat Cat, The Delancey, Ella Lounge.

Syvia released their debut full-length album FWD in 2015. Their single "Two Homes" was selected as a Green Label Sound Open Call finalist and featured in Brooklyn Brewery's video recap of their 2013 Brooklyn, Sweden Music Festival. Syvia's song "Hideout" was featured on an episode of "The Vampire Diaries" and "Snow Falling Sleeping" aired on the premiere of ABC's "666 Park Avenue."

Lyrics

Hideout

Written By: Ruthy

This is my hiding place
It’s not for you to tread
This is my hiding place
But you insist it’s bed
And I will not grow up
No I will never grow up

Ahhh

This is my secret spot
No visitors allowed
There is no idle talk
We just sit strong and proud
And I will not show off
No I will never show off

Chorus:
Fountain pour down
The sweetness stirs inside it
Wrapping sheets around
The glow it is ignited
Ooo
Fountain pour down
The sweetness starts inside it
Spinning us around
The glow it is alighted
Ooo

I need the child back
That I have tucked away
She’s like a peter pan
Who flies on plastic wings
And I am always game
Some youths can never be tamed

Break:
Whisper the password now, now
Leave your troubles out, out
Our own secret hideout, hideout
Don’t tell anybody else, lights out, lights out

Chorus:
Fountain pour down
The sweetness stirs inside it
Wrapping sheets around
The glow it is ignited
I feel anew, I feel anew
Fountain pour down
The sweetness starts inside it
Spinning us around
The glow it is alighted
I feel anew, I feel anew

Unloveable

Written By: Ruthy

A past so full of memories
Tucked away I saved the seeds
Promised that I’d bloom again
Wait until my time kicked in

But the light is getting cold
I’ve forgotten how it felt
And let the truth be told
I can’t do it by myself

Chorus
Who wants to be alone
Who wants to be alone
No I don’t want to be alone
No I don’t want to be alone

Am I really unloveable
Am I really unloveable
Could I be so unloveable
So unloved

All the couples in the street
Careless with their chemistry
I wonder what is wrong with me
What could I do differently
Love cannot be controlled
No matter how deep the need
And the wait turns hearts to stone
And men into sad machines

Chorus
Who wants to be alone
Who wants to be alone
No I don’t want to be alone
No I don’t want to be alone

Am I really unworthy of love
Am I really unloveable

I’ll leave it into higher hands
Whether I’ll find that love again
No I don’t want to be alone
No I don’t want to be alone

Just let the record show how long I’ve waited for
No I don’t want to be alone
And let that record show that I won’t wait no more
No I don’t want to be alone
I don’t want to be alone

Chorus
Who wants to be alone
Who wants to be alone
No I don’t want to be alone
No I don’t want to be alone

Am I really unloveable
Am I really unloveable
Could I be so unloveable
So unloved

Who wants to be alone
Who wants to be alone
No I don’t want to be alone
No I don’t want to be alone

It's For You

Written By: Ruth Mirsky

I’d be lying if I said
I didn’t want to prove you wrong
If I said
It didn’t hurt me at all

Ahhhh

Over sly and rye
In the glow of newer light
You say
Once upon a time
She’s the first and only
Stoke the jealousy
Who’s that girl to me
Will she always hover over
She didn’t give you

Gift of my heart
Keep it warm in winter
And cool it in March
She didn’t give you
Ahhh keep it

I’d be lying
If I said
I didn’t want to prove you wrong
If I said
Your words didn’t touch at all
But instead
They walked with me at dawn
And I knew
I’d given you the

Chorus

One minute on the fence
Right and left at other men
I was careful what I opened
But with those wistful words
A future was observed
And I fell onto your shoulder
And with it
Gave you

Chorus
Is this the start
Will I be remembered
One day down the line
I’m giving you a
This time
Will I change your mind
With this gift of my heart