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julie byrne

Not Even Happiness

basin rock



cd

Released: 13th Jan 2017

£9.99


lp + download (pre-order)

Expected Release: 24th Mar 2017

£17.99


Julie Byrne’s intimate, romantic songs are a thing of instinctive, deeply calming, soul-cleansing beauty.

Her second album spans recollections of bustling roadside diners, the stars over the high desert, the aching weariness of change, and the irresolvable mysteries of love. This is a beguiling ode to the profound fringes of life, whether that’s witnessing the American Pacific Northwest for the first time (‘Melting Grid’), or the morning sky in Colorado after staying up through the night at a house party in the mountains of Boulder (‘Natural Blue’). The album was recorded in her childhood home in western New York state and offers an altogether bigger picture to its predecessor through a wider, yet subtle exploration of instruments and atmospherics. The result is an album of aching richness – allow yourself to be enraptured. "otherworldy and other-timely...for all its dreaminess, it never seems fey or contrived... stunning"  The Guardian, “Listening to Not Even Happiness is like being wrapped up in blanket as a child; it gives you comfort and more than a little reassurance, whatever the future may have in store” 8/10 – the line of best fit

Not Even Happiness

Tracklist

  1. Follow My Voice
  2. Sleepwalker
  3. Melting Grid
  4. Natural Blue
  5. Interlude
  6. Morning Dove
  7. All The Land Glimmered Beneath
  8. Sea As It Glides
  9. I Live Now As A Singer