9 Songs, 32 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Her intimately deep vocals and pristine production are swoon-worthy.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Her intimately deep vocals and pristine production are swoon-worthy.

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Customer Reviews

5 out of 5

15 Ratings

Flawless

SexyFurryBeast,

The gorgeous cover art conjures the Victorian sleeping beauty photos. Her voice carries me elsewhere. After years of cycling through her previous album we are finally graced with fresh cherubic vocals flawlessly blended with her gentle picks at the guitar. More please!

Relax and Unplug

Synaptic Juice,

This album demonstrates Julie's true craft as an artist and allows listeners to feel comfortable and intimate. It's like gathering friends for a campfire and hoping that Julie brings her guitar again. When I need to unplug from the hype and buzz of "everyday" ... it's this album I want to hear.

About Julie Byrne

Singer, songwriter, and guitarist Julie Byrne quickly received favorable comparisons to folk titans Vashti Bunyan and Joni Mitchell after releasing her first two records. Byrne was born and raised in Buffalo, New York, and her father was a wedding singer. She didn't begin to play music herself until she was 17, when her father was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis and could no longer sing. She left her hometown at the age of 18 and began what would become a nomadic existence. She moved to Chicago but dropped out of school there and worked in a grocery store. Unfulfilled by her new job, she began making music. Her first proper record, Rooms with Walls & Windows, was a compilation of two earlier cassettes: Julie Byrne and You Would Love It Here, which were recorded live while she was living in Chicago in 2012 and 2013. By the time it was released by the small independent label Orindal in 2014, Byrne had moved to New Orleans, but was soon bound for New York. During her time there, she became a park ranger in Central Park. She also made a pilgrimage to her childhood home in Buffalo to record her follow-up record, Not Even Happiness, with violinist Jake Falby and producer Eric Littman. The nod to her past made by recording at her childhood home was countered by the resulting album's attempts to come to terms with the transient lifestyle she had chosen. The record was met with widespread critical acclaim upon its release in 2017, with music journalists praising Byrne's timeless songwriting that drew heavily from the folk tradition, and the quiet power of her voice. ~ Bekki Bemrose

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