Based in the city of Cottbus, Germany, Para Lia is the newly launched indie project of German musician René Methner. Along with the vocals of Cindy Methner, Rene weaves melodic guitar riffs along with analog synths to create the Para Lia sound. The band’s trademark is that combination of male / female harmony vocals in the chorus of the songs.
Lead single “The Man Who Went Away” is a full bore rocker. It feels right at home nestled among contemporaries like Muse or Interpol. While the tempo of the song never changes, one can’t help but feel the momentum building as additional instruments and the backing vocals of Cindy Methner keep getting added to the mix. The band is releasing Soap Bubble Dreams independently on the 22nd of this month.
Para Lia is the most intimate music project either Methner or his wife/singer Cindy has ever made. “Everything comes deep from the inside, it’s a very personal thing” says René. “It is just everything I was breathing in on music influences during the last decades and my personal musically development over the years … what I am breathing out with Para Lia.”