New York based singer-songwriter BYRN ready to launch first EP
It’s electro pop o’clock again at A Bit of Pop Music! Well, electro pop with female vocals to be more precise. Frequent readers of this blog know I’m a sucker for this genre so every once in a while I’d like to introduce you to an upcoming artist twho deserves a bit of a spotlight. This time it’s BYRN’s turn. The American singer-songwriter moved To New York four years ago to pursue a career in music. She ended up working in the studio with producer Danny McBride and together they created a sound that could be described as lying somewhere between electropop and R&B. BYRN will release her debut EP Dreams Are Easy later this year and already premiered the tracks ‘Electrify’ and ‘Sentimental Fool’.
Listening to both songs, you will find out that McBride was well aware that BYRN’s emotive vocals should always take the centre stage in the songs. His productions are laidback, straightforward, simple and always dedicated to the vocal lines. Both tracks have choruses that easily settle in your mind after a few listens. BYRN’s songs actually are perfect material as background music in the best possible way as ‘Electrify’ and ‘Sentimental Fool’ both have a more than pleasant laidback atmosphere and her soothing vocals manage to fill up a room. At the same time it would be a waste to play it just as background as the songs unfold themselves more and more by every close listen. This is well written and perfectly executed electropop with a relaxed R&B vibe.
Visually BYRN is on the right track as well. The video for ‘Electrify’ features some stunning visuals and the artwork and press photos have been very much on point so far as well. A little indie pop star in the making!