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Listen to Pyra’s dark new EP, ‘fkn bad pt. 2’

Including previously released singles ‘Can’t Keep Running Away’ and ‘Hole Heart’, as well as new song 'Doing Coachella' featuring Bohan Phoenix

Hear Pyra and 9m88 feature on new ROMderful album ‘Please Reconnect Controller’

Pyra appears on ‘Simulation’ while 9m88 sings on ‘Oh My!’

Pyra releases dark new single ‘Hole Heart’

The Thai pop artist laments the destructiveness of capitalism

Pyra shares hopeful new song, ‘Can’t Keep Running Away’

Arriving a mere month after her EP 'fkn bad Pt. 1'

Pyra: “Being an artist means having the freedom to express myself without any limitations”

The multifaceted artist reflects on Thailand’s political turmoil, her new EP ‘fkn bad pt. 1’ and her newfound following on TikTok

Hong Kong rapper Young Hysan recruits Pyra and TUJU for ‘Radiance’ remix EP

Also featuring Japanese rapper SANTAWORLDVIEW and Canadian hip-hop artist LB Spiffy

NME’s Girls To The Front International Women’s Day online show adds five Asian and Australian acts

Bitch Diesel, LÂLKA, The Buildings, Grrrl Gang and Pyra will perform

Listen to Pyra’s fiery new single with Ramengvrl and Yayoi Daimon, ‘Yellow Fever’

"I'm not your fetish / Not your trophy / Not your muse"