German-based Artist M. Byrd Shares Thought-provoking New Single “Gunslinger”; Upcoming Album ‘The Seed’ Out 6/16

May 19, 2023 BY Jason Currell

Inspired by the unfathomable enlisting of youth in the army, German-based singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer M. Byrd releases his new single “Gunslinger,” which unfurls like a film as guitar echoes underneath narrative, emotional lyrics. ” Listen HERE.

One day, I was on the internet, and I stumbled on a pop-up,” M. Byrd recalls. “It said, ‘You can go to a Ukrainian embassy in Berlin and be at war in a few days to fight.’ I had been imagining guys and girls my age signing up, getting a weapon in their hands, and fighting away. It drove me crazy. I couldn’t imagine this was happening.”

“Gunslinger” follows the release of M. Byrd’s previous singles “Seed,” “Flood,” “Over You / Over Me,” “Outside Of Town” and “Only A Feeling,” all off his debut full-length album The Seed  out June 16th

Byrd unearths universality from intensely personal songwriting. In 2020, he turned heads with the single “Mountain”, followed by “Morning Sun”, gaining millions of streams and praise from Ones To Watch, Earmilk, Atwood, etc. At the end of 2020, he holed up in Detmold, Germany in a WWII-era British Corps squash hall rechristened as a studio with producer Eugen Koop to create The Seed. Leaving his mark on each level of the music, M. Byrd personally plays guitar, synthesizers and bass on the record. After generating 10 million-plus streams and acclaim from outlets worldwide, he continues to perfect his vision on his 2023 debut LP, The Seed [Nettwerk].

The Seed Tracklist:

  1. Seed
  2. Flood
  3. Over You / Over Me
  4. Gunslinger
  5. Only A Feeling
  6. Outside Of Town
  7. Pyrrhula
  8. Sister Sun
  9. Wish I Was 

M Byrd has a handful of European shows, starting September 14th in Paris and wrapping on October 20th in Wien. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit M. Byrd’s website HERE.

M. Byrd Tour Dates

June 15 – Duisburg, Germany – Traumzeit Festival

August 11 – Budapest, Hungary – Sziget Festival

August 17 – Oslo, Norway – Langs Akerselva

September 2 – Munich, Germany – Superbloom Festival

September 9 – Schleswig, Germany – Norden Festival

September 14 – Paris, France – Supersonic

September 21 – London, U.K. – The Victoria

September 23 – Manchester, U.K. – 33 Oldham St.

October 4 – Berlin, Germany – Privatclub

October 5 – Kopenhagen, Denmark – Rust

October 7 – Hamburg, Germany – Turmzimmer

October 8 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Paradiso UP

October 18 – Köln, Germany – Helios

October 19 – München, Germany – Milla

October 20 – Wien, Austria – RHIZ