Barry Hyde announces debut solo album ‘Malody’

Barry Hyde announces debut solo album ‘Malody’

Released 3rd June 2016 on Sirenspire Records

For a taste of the new album listen to ‘Sugar’  below

Barry Hyde, lead singer and guitarist from The Futureheads, has announced details of his debut solo album. ‘Malody’ will be released on the 3rd June 2016 on Sirenspire Records.

Says Barry: “Those of you familiar with my work with The Futureheads may be expecting an album of new wave inspired, four-part harmony, guitar music. ‘Malody’ couldn’t be further away from that. The album is based around my first instrument, the piano, and also features violin, cello, double bass, tenor and baritone sax, pedal steel and trumpet.”

 

Discussing the album’s themes, Barry explains: “What is ‘malody’? Malody is a word I have invented, derived from the words, melody and malady. A malody is a melody that expresses mental malaise, mental illness and deep sadness or its opposite, mania. I know about these things as I am bipolar. This album is a musical representation of what it feels like to experience the extreme states of mind that characterise bipolar existence. Like many bipolar people, creativity is central to my life, central even, to my illness. This album is a bipolar album, it was written in the rare and exquisite moments of intense creativity that comes in an almost complimentary way with the highs and lows. It’s a deep, highly personal catharsis, a document of my experience.”

 

‘Malody’ is available to pre-order on CD, vinyl and download via Pledge Music. In addition Barry is offering bespoke songs, improvisations, music lessons and ‘made to order’ piano and orchestral versions of Futureheads songs of your own choice.  Visit Barry’s Pledge Music page here.

 

Barry Hyde ‘Malody’

01 Theme

02 Blixer

03 Malody

04 Monster Again

05 Crazy Love

06 Sugar

07 Lonely

08 Loneliness

09 While We Were Sleeping

10 Sometimes It Snows In April

11 Thunder Song

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