Making a Scene Presents an Interview with Lia Hide
Lia Hide is the prolific lady of Greece’s dark, progressive, alt-pop. Her latest effort, The Missing Fourth Guest, is the fourth album by the Athenian avant-pop artist.
The Missing Fourth Guest borrows its title from Plato’s ‘Timeaus’ dialogue opening line and discusses the emotional struggles of the recent Covid19 pandemic and lockdowns, human mortality, and the modern man’s place in the Universe. The album contains eight tracks, and in addition, a three-fold major work in the form of a sonota.
Hide’s classical music training is evident. Her songwriting is simple, pop, structured and lyrical, yet bears progressive music elements, embedding glitch and jazz fragments, cinematic guitars and orchestral layers, electronic sub drones, and industrial noises. The dark post-wave affair is brought to life by Hide’s lyrics, the music and arrangements created by Hide and bandmates