Julie Byrne - Not Even Happiness (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) +cue, log, scans - 199 MB | 00:32:37
Indie Pop, Indie Folk, Acoustic | Label: Ba Da Bing! | Release Year: 2017
Sometimes it can take years to find your calling. Not so for Julie Byrne, whose power of lyrical expression and musical nous seems inborn. Her second album, Not Even Happiness, has evolved at it's own pace. It spans recollections of bustling roadside diners, the stars over the high desert, the aching weariness of change, the wildflowers of the California coast, and the irresolvable mysteries of love. Teaching herself guitar, having picked it up when her father became ill and could no longer play, Byrne also admits she can't read music and doesn't even listen to it all that much - her own vinyl was the first in her possession.