German-based Artist M. Byrd Shares Thought-provoking New Single “Gunslinger”; Upcoming Album ‘The Seed’ Out 6/16
May 19, 2023 BY Claire Reynolds
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:
- Over You / Over Me
- Only A Feeling
- Outside Of Town
- Sister Sun
- 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