It's plain to see why Aussie blues and soul act, The Teskey Brothers, have chosen Harmony Byrne as support on their upcoming tour.
The rising powerhouse not only has an incredible voice, but writes impactful psych-rock tinged blues tunes like latest single "Come Down vs Calm Down."
Taken from her forthcoming album,Heavy Doors ,and produced by Jim Eno (Spoon, The Head and the Heart, Half Moon Run), "Come Down v Calm Down" is a swirling tornado of crashing guitars and Byrne's Janis Joplin-esque vocals. Speaking on the incredible track Byrne had this to say;
In essence it's a song about mental health. It started as a cathartic vocal improvisation, allowing whatever came to mind to be sung. Through this process, words that kept reoccurring later became lyric. I feel there is darkness hidden in our minds that often engulfs us, which although hard to talk about, is important to express.
I wanted to convey this in the song and for it to feel like a victorious roar of will, showing that through really digging in and knowing who we are and how we deserve to be treated, that we can overcome our monkey minds. It may seem like it’s an angry break up song, but really it's about the different voices in our heads that we battle with every day.
If "Come Down v Calm Down" is a teaser of what to expect from Byrne's debut, then be ready for what could be one of the most anticipated albums of next year.
Heavy Doors is set for release Spring of 2020.