JULIE BYRNE – ” Not Even Happiness “

Posted: January 10, 2017 in Classic Albums, MUSIC
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New York based singer-songwriter Julie Byrne has announced her sophomore album, “Not Even Happiness”, is set to be released on January 27th via UK-based label Basin Rock Records.

“The title of the album comes from a letter I wrote to a friend after a trip to Riis Park’s ‘The People’s Beach’,” Byrne says in a press release. “It was the first warm afternoon of the year. I walked alongside the Atlantic as the Earth came alive for the sun. There was a palpable sense of emergence to everything. I felt it in myself too, and remember thinking I would trade that feeling for nothing… not even happiness.”

Today, Julie Byrne has shared the song I Live Now As A Singer, the elegant closing track from her upcoming album, “Not Even Happiness”. It is Julie Byrne’s first song ever to be recorded without a guitar.


Her husky voice ebbs and swoops in one of those wordless melodies that seems like the singer is channeling some ancient wavelength, Byrne’s voice is so delicate it sounds like she’s harmonizing with a breeze, her songs are so transfixing — the sun is setting, and the magic-hour light is warm and enveloping  that those of us who’ve gathered to watch her are sitting slack-jawed.”


Not Even Happiness is out January 27th on Basin Rock Records.

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