[Cover photo credit to Miriam Marlene]
Germany-based singer, multi-instrumentalist, and Producer M. Byrd has released his new track “Outside Of Town” via Nettwerk. The single “finds hope even in stories of sadness” and was inspired by a friend who was displaced due to war. M. Byrd juxtaposes this a “yearning for a better future.”
M. Byrd shares:
I wrote ‘Outside Of Town’ a few days after meeting a friend who had to flee from a war with his daughter. It tells his story in a fictional city that is surrounded by desert and war, sustaining itself with big walls and what little water they have left. Every time I play the song, it reminds me of how I admire people who are fighting for a better life for themselves and their families. All of us could be in the situation of having to look past the borders of our homes, and every one of us should play a part in helping the people who are willing to go through so much suffering to provide a safer place for their family and children.
“Outside Of Town” follows the release of M. Byrd’s previous singles “Seed,” “Flood” and “Over You / Over Me”, all off his debut full-length album The Seed which will arrive on June 16th, 2023.
At the end of 2020, Byrd holed up in Detmold, Germany in a WWII-era British Corps hall rechristened as a studio with producer Eugen Koop to create The Seed. M. Byrd personally plays guitar, synthesizers and bass on the record.