Julie Byrne Announces First Album in 6 Years, Shares Video for New Single

    Julie Byrne has announced her first new album in six years. The follow-up to 2017’s Not Even Happiness is called The Greater Wings, and it comes out July 7 via Ghostly International. Its first single, ‘Summer Glass’, is out today alongside an accompanying video. Check it out and find the LP’s cover art, tracklist, and Byrne’s upcoming tour dates below.

    Byrne started recording The Greater Wings with her longtime collaborator Eric Littmann, who passed away in 2021. She completed the album with producer Alex Somers in the Catskills.

    “My hope for The Greater Wings is that it lives as a love letter to my chosen family and as an expression of the depth of my commitment to our shared future,” Byrne shared in a statement. “Being reshaped by grief also has me more aware of what death does not take from me. I commit that to heart, to words, to sound. Music is not bound to any kind of linear time, so in the capacity to record and speak to the future: This is what it felt like to me, when we were simultaneous, alive, occurring all at once. What it has felt like to go up against my edge and push, the love that has made it worth all this fight. These memories are my values, they belong with me.”

    The Greater Wings Cover Artwork:

    The Greater Wings Tracklist:

    1. The Greater Wings
    2. Portrait of a Clear Day
    3. Moonless
    4. Summer Glass
    5. Summer’s End
    6. Lightning Comes Up From the Ground
    7. Flare
    8. Conversation is a Flowstate
    9. Hope’s Return
    10. Death Is the Diamond

    Julie Byrne 2023 Tour Dates:

    Jul 23 Hebden, England – Bridge Trades Club
    Jul 26 London, England – Kings Place Hall
    Jul 28 Brighton, England – St Barts
    Aug 18-20 Brecon Beacons, Wales – Green Man Festival
    Sep 5 Seattle, WA – Fremont Abbey
    Sep 6 Portland, OR – Polaris Hall
    Sep 8 San Francisco, CA – Swedish American Hall
    Sep 9 Felton, CA – Felton Music Hall
    Sep 12 Los Angeles, CA Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever
    Sep 14 Pioneertown, CA – Pappy and Harriet’s
    Sep 19 Washington, D.C. – Songbyrd
    Sep 20 Philadelphia, PA – First Unitarian Church (Sanctuary)
    Sep 21 New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom
    Sep 29 Providence, RI – Columbus Theatre
    Sep 30 Somerville, MA – Crystal Ballroom
    Nov 16 Leeds, UK – Brudenell Social Club
    Nov 17 Glasgow, UK – Mono
    Nov 18 Manchester, UK – St Michael’s Church
    Nov 22 Bristol, UK – The Jam Jar
    Nov 24 Limerick, IE – Dolans Upstairs
    Nov 25 Dublin, IE – Pavilion Theatre, Dún Laoghaire
    Nov 26 Belfast, IE – The Black Box

    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis is a writer, journalist, and music editor at Our Culture. His work has also appeared in Pitchfork, GIGsoup, and other publications. He currently lives in Athens, Greece.

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