Burningboy RISE TO MEET YOU’ VIDEO COMING SOON + ep now available on iTunes.
‘DARK MONTHS EP’. Available now on iTunes. + ‘RISE TO MEET YOU’ VIDEO COMING SOON.
‘The Dark Months’ EP is the debut release written and performed by Irish artist Terry Byrne under the guise of ‘Burningboy’. The EP was recorded in two intensive days as winter was waking around the picturesque surroundings of the Golden Egg Studio, in Co.Laois. The sound captured in the recording is warm and organic throughout the seasonal imagery of the songs themselves.
‘Burningboy’ has supported fellow luminaries such as Snow Patrol and Academy Award Winner Glen Hansard, among many of Ireland’s greats. His EP, which was released earlier this year, has received National airplay across Irish Radio. Dan Hegarty (2FM) said, “Terry Byrne is one of those performers that don’t know how good they are. His modesty is only outshined by his talent. The Session he recorded for my show was excellent – I’m really looking forward to hearing his album.”
Terry’s music is a captivating blend of folksy sincerity served up with some very catchy melodies, sometimes quirky, sometimes darkly atmospheric and dramatic. His fire fueled by an old box of vinyl he’s had since childhood that holds works from Motown to sixties Pop, Country, Folk and Punk. The essence of his voice is on a sincere, soulful plain. As a performer he draws upon an avalanche of emotions. His music is narrative to his life and echo’s an empathy to those like him, which take solace in the age old power of song.
There is an honesty and maturity to ‘The Dark Months’ that harkens back to good old-fashioned songs of substance. ‘Only holding you could hold me down, through this storm that I should weather’, a line taken from opening track ‘Poppies’, carves the tone of the lyrical honesty to this collection. ’ I can’t face another year without your song in my ear, I miss you’. From track 2, ‘Tenderheart’ is a reminder that there should always be a space to remember good times and the people we shared them with. Track 3. ‘Tributary’, draws you in with its sweeping melody and intimate vocal. It’s stripped down, cavernous sound really creates a feeling that you are in the room with the artist and his guitar. It serves as a quiet before the storm of the EP’s forth and final Track 4. ‘Rise (to meet you)’ builds with percussive guitar playing and a switch to a more direct vocal as the song hurdles to a crescendo with the line ‘We tore down mountains just to stay afloat’, giving a small signal to the sound of the future album that will go into Pre-production in late Spring.
‘The Dark months’ is music for the time you should give yourself. Four songs that offer comfort, understanding and thankfulness for the good that is in our lives and respect for the dark times that we must wade through.
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