Julie Byrne recently returned with her first new music in six years, “Summer Glass”, and announced a new album called The Greater Wings. Today she shares the title track from the album, ahead of its release in July.
Ditching the electronics of “Summer Glass” and returning to the feathery acoustic guitar that forms the backbone of most of her songs, Byrne is deep in observational mode as she describes years of gliding through this overwhelming life. Along the way she hears “voices winding through the room” and “music in the walls”, and this sense-memory extravaganza continues to builds as it goes; “I feel it, the tilt of the planet / The panorama of the valley.” As strings slide in and memories of distant tour stops are woven into the piece, she delivers the pledge “to carry you up, on the greater wings”. Ascending gracefully to the finale, her unending journey continues into a beautifully unknown future, carrying the memories of the past everywhere she goes.
Watch the lyric video for “The Greater Wings” below or find the track on streamers.
7/23 – Hebden, UK @ Bridge Trades Club 7/26 – London, UK @ Kings Place Hall 7/28 – Brighton, UK @ St Barts
8/18-20 – Brecon Beacons, Wales @ Green Man Festival
9/5 – Seattle,WA @ Fremont Abbey 9/6 – Portland, OR @ Polaris Hall 9/8 – San Francisco, CA @ Swedish American Hall 9/9 – Felton, CA @ Felton Music Hall 9/12 – Los Angeles, CA @ Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever 9/14 – Pioneertown, CA @ Pappy and Harriet’s 9/19 – Washington, DC @ Songbyrd 9/20 – Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church (Sanctuary) 9/21 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom 9/29 – Providence, RI @ Columbus Theatre 9/30 – Somerville, MA @ Crystal Ballroom
11/16 – Leeds, UK @ Brudenell Social Club 11/17 – Glasgow, UK @ Mono 11/18 – Manchester, UK @ St Michael’s Church 11/22 – Bristol, UK @ The Jam Jar 11/24 – Limerick, IE @ Dolans Upstairs 11/25 – Dublin, IE @ Pavilion Theatre, Dún Laoghaire 11/26 – Belfast, IE @ The Black Box