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‘Why Does My Heart’ is the second single of LYOD’s upcoming debut album Forgot How You Dance. A new version of the iconic track ‘Why Does My Heart Feel So Bad?’ by Moby, LYOD grabs the listener with a dramatic build up and a minimalist drop, taking you on a journey of emotions. The German producer has put his unique spin on the track, breathing new life into it while still maintaining the original’s essence.
‘Why Does My Heart’ is more proof that this constantly evolving artist’s sound has matured: LYOD’s beats are more sophisticated and stripped back than ever, delivering emotional resonance on new and deeper levels.
“It has always bothered me that in the past, in most dance songs, hardly any emotions are expressed and the warmth is missing”, LYOD says. “For me it’s important that feelings come across and it moves people. Since dance music has opened up so much, you can produce much more freely. Everything is possible and that’s what I pursue with my songs.”
And for 24-year-old LYOD, whose real name is Niklas Heidkamp and who hails from Cologne, a lot is possible: he was already crafting his first tracks at the age of ten, and last year alone he produced a good dozen songs. Despite his young age, he has already amassed over 35 million streams, released an official remix for Dutch star DJ Sam Feldt and provided the music for the German Google Pixel Campaign with ‘Never Fall’.
“I pay a lot of attention to little details that you often don’t hear that way, but that make it special for me,” LYOD explains. Behind this, you can guess, is a lot of work – and it’s a testament to LYOD’s great talent that you can’t hear this in his music at any second. Quite the opposite: it sounds as effortless as a day at the beach.
During recent months, LYOD has locked himself in a small cabin by the sea and worked exclusively on new tracks. The result is 12 songs for his debut album Forgot How You Dance, which will be released on 1st September 2023.
‘Why Does My Heart’ further sets the scene for LYOD’s upcoming album with a deeply resonant dance tune delivered with warmth and feeling. A single that’s sure to get hearts racing.