FUTUREHEADS frontman BARRY HYDE releases debut solo album ‘Malody’

FUTUREHEADS frontman BARRY HYDE releases debut solo album 'Malody'

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.”

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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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