Melbourne based singer Harmony Byrne’s debut recording “Demise” is a sensitive and stirring track that clocks in at seven and a half minutes. Part gospel, soul, blues and psychedelic, the ex-Mormon church singer wails and cries before transitioning to spoken word poetry before returning to soaring and powerful peaks. It isn’t hard to imagine a live performance of this track taking place in a dimly-lit church as Byrne is both allures and haunts at the same time.
Produced by Spoon drummer Jim Eno, “Demise” is the first taste off Byrne’s upcoming Eno-produced record that is yet to have a title and release date. “I recorded the song out in the forest to tape, live with my band and best friends. I wanted it to capture the demise of humanity. It’s a call to be better, to listen, to love, to be greater than our flesh seemingly permits us, and it’s an acknowledgments that we all in it together,” Byrne says.
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