The Dark Months Ep
Genre: Indie, Folk, Alternative Country.
-kind words about The Dark Months -
''Burningboy is quickly becoming an established singer-songwriter. His Debut release 'The Dark Months' EP, is filled with captivating atmospheric folk songs, rich in melody and sincerity''
''Beautifully written and performed, encapsulating the sound of the season''
''There is a wonderful Dark, haunting atmosphere to this EP and it’s yet more quality music coming out of this tiny island of ours''.
‘The Dark Months’ Ep is the debut release written and performed by Irish artist Terry Byrne /Burningboy. The Ep was recorded in two intensive days as winter was waking around the picturesque surroundings, of the Golden Egg Studio in Co.Laois. The sound captured in the recording is warm and organic throughout the seasonal imagery of the songs themselves.
There is an honesty and maturity to ‘The Dark Months’ that harkens back to good old fashioned songs of substance. ‘Only holding you could hold me down, through this storm that I should weather’, a line taken from opening track ‘Poppies’, carves the tone of the lyrical honesty to this collection.’ I can’t face another year without your song in my ear, I miss you’. From track 2, ‘Tenderheart’ is a reminder that should always be a space to remember good times and the people we shared them with.
Track number 3. ‘Tributary’, draws you in with its sweeping melody and intimate vocal. It’s stripped down, cavernous sound really creates a feeling that you are in the room with the artist and his guitar. It serves as a quiet before the storm of the EP’s forth and final track. ‘Rise (to meet you)’ builds with percussive guitar playing and a switch to a more direct vocal as the song hurdles to a crescendo with the line ‘we tore down mountains just to stay afloat’ ,giving a small signal to the sound of the future album that will go into Pre-production in late Spring.
There should be small comforts in every life, ‘The Dark months’ is music for the time you should give yourself. Four songs that offer comfort, understanding and thankfulness for the good that is in our lives and respect for the dark times that we must wade through.