Julie Byrne
Not Even Happiness
Out January 27th, 2017 Buy the Album
On her second album, New York songwriter Julie Byrne recounts moments that feel gracefully lived-in, dusty and road-worn, poetic and sublime. After the release of her 2014 debut, Byrne toured in a transient spirit, navigating the complexities of love and landscape alike. The title itself refers to a letter she wrote oceanside, "as the Earth came alive for the sun." It is a feeling she wouldn't trade for anything, Not Even Happiness. Similar vignettes flow throughout—the Colorado sky, the Utah desert, the Pacific Northwest—each given hushed consideration over finger-picked guitar with understated synth and string phrases. "There’s something pleasingly organic about the way she almost seems to exhale the melodies," raves The Guardian. Coverage on music blogs Official website
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