Photo Credit: Miriam Marlene
German-based artist M. Byrd expands moments of stark intimacy to widescreen proportions boosted by shoegaze scope, alternative boldness, and pop palatability. Today, he announces his new album The Seed will be released June 16th via Nettwerk, and shares the album’s title track.
The forthcoming album was created in an old military squash court turned studio and came about during the start of the war in Ukraine and the overwhelming feeling of helplessness that surrounded him.
“We realized then that nothing will ever be, no matter how far away you feel from something that’s happening in the world, independent from the suffering out there. It was a hard realization but we needed to figure out a way to deal with it. Listening to the whole album reminded me of holding a seed in my hands. It felt like the start of something and symbolized birth in times of chaos. The song and the album, we decided, had to be called nothing more and nothing less – The Seed,” states M. Byrd about the creation of The Seed.
About M. Byrd:
German singer, multi-instrumentalist, and producer M. Byrd unearths universality from intensely personal songwriting. In 2020, he turned heads with the single “Mountain”, followed by “Morning Sun”, gaining millions of streams and praise from Ones To Watch, Earmilk, Atwood, etc. At the end of 2020, he holed up in Detmold, Germany in a WWII-era British Corps squash hall rechristened as a studio with producer Eugen Koop to create The Seed. Leaving his mark on each level of the music, M. Byrd personally plays guitar, synthesizers and bass on the record. After generating 10 million-plus streams and acclaim from outlets worldwide, he continues to perfect his vision on his 2023 debut LP, The Seed [Nettwerk].
M. Byrd Tour Date:
January 18 – Groningen, Netherlands – Eurosonic Festival