M. Byrd – Morning Sun
M. Byrd has an infectious, hypnotic, single with Morning Sun (seen/heard here), which could function as an early morning experience in the mind. Byrd describes it this way:
“Morning Sun has become a kind of morning mantra for me. The idea came to me a few years ago in the morning right after I got up and it came back to me subsequently over and over again, like a kind of entry into meditation, until I finally recorded it and arranged it into form.”
Blending the sound of waves, jangling guitars, carefully placed bass lines, minimalist percussion, and a breathy vocal delivery, Morning Sun provides a pleasant auditory experience. It’s the sort of thing you would want to listen to as your morning coffee brews (in Vodka’s case anyway), taking it in like a deep breath as the day begins.
Byrd has performed as the bass player for Ilgen-Nur and shared some of his demos with the band while touring. It was their reaction to his demos that finally pushed him into moving forward with a solo career.
You can find more information on M. Byrd by visiting his Facebook page or taking a look at his Instagram. Vodka isn’t a huge fan of a social-only presence on the web. You want your information to be accessible from as many locations as possible, preferably without a login required. Given Byrd’s relative newcomer status to solo music, I’m willing to give him a pass for now on those critiques, to give him time to develop his music. Hopefully, a website will pop up and everything (Facebook, Instagram, etc.) will be linked. In the meantime, you can stream his music on Spotify.
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