Houses

by Nick Byrne

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“On daytime radio sometimes its hard to cut through the noise, this track stops you in your tracks and makes you pay attention”
Frankie Francis, Amazing Radio & Frankie & The Heartstrings

“Wow. Your voice and phrasing properly hit me. Houses is wonderful, will absolutely be playing on one of the next shows Fenne Lily, Musician & Islington Radio

"Houses offers a sense of stillness and a well needed reminder of the things, and the people, that help us to grow and find our way during times of uncertainty."
When The Horn Blows

“It spoke in a lovely lush soundscape that made me feel something. I just let myself get carried away on a musical ride just for the beauty of it."
The Music Files

“Melodies drenched with melancholy but which wrap around you like a comfort blanket"
Backseat Mafia

“Nick Byrne seizes the moment with the atmospheric ‘Houses’, conjuring an optimistic message as he urges listeners to use what little time we have to build something of our own.”
Ohestee

“Nick's music makes me want to give up all my possessions and live a simple life in the woods. I don’t know if that makes Nick a potential cult leader, but the songs are so good it wouldn’t matter if he was. Houses makes me very happy and chill and it’s got that sad/happy blend that I die for.” Sarah, Low Girl

“What sets this lovely gem apart is the usage of warm and comforting synths and very immersive songwriting.”
Stereofox

lyrics

Hey old man
Where did your father go
Did he grow old in his time
Or did you just let him go

He was baptised by fire
Now he's just waiting for the snow
Hanging onto what he's got
Trying to take it slow

I know you have time
Don't you pass it up
Balancing on wires
Waiting for the sun to come up

There were lights in those houses
Now they're boarded up
A warm retreat for a family
Now they're just crumbling down – to dust

Their voices linger
As I wander through the street
If these walls could listen
What stories would they keep

What is life if you don't continue to grow
Self-medication to build your comfort zone

I know you have time
Don't you pass it up
Balancing on wires
Waiting for the sun to come up

There were lights in those houses
Now they're boarded up
A warm retreat for a family
Now they're just crumbling down

To dust, woah oh-oh-oh.

I can't make it on my own
One day we'll find the pieces that make us whole
Our roots run deep once we've grown
Soon enough we'll call this house a home

This feels like home,
Feels like home, feels like home, woah
Feels like home, feels like home

Oh this feels like home,
Feels like home, feels like home, woah
Feels like home, feels like home

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released February 20, 2020
Written and performed by Nick Byrne.

Produced and engineered by Jake Robbins at Egypt Lane Studios, Buckinghamshire.

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Nick Byrne Marlow, UK

Bucks, UK
based Nick Byrne blends poignant melancholia and
thoughtful lyricism into a contemporary mix of indie-folk nostalgia.

Recent single Houses showcased his capability for fingerpicked acoustica, drawing
comparisons with Novo Amor and Keaton Henson.
Championed by the likes of Mahogany, it drew praise for its inspiring lyricism and understated
delivery.
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