The Futureheads’ frontman Barry Hyde announces debut solo album ‘Malody’

Barry Hyde

The Futureheads‘ frontman Barry Hyde has announced the details of his debut solo album.

Malody‘ is out on June 3rd through Sirenspire Records and looks like representing a departure from the sound best associated with Hyde’s past exploits.

“Those of you familiar with my work with The Futureheads may be expecting an album of new wave inspired, four-part harmony, guitar music,” he says. “‘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.”

“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.”

‘Malody’ tracklist:

‘Theme’
‘Blixer’
‘Malody’
‘Monster Again’
‘Crazy Love’
‘Sugar’
‘Lonely’
‘Loneliness’
‘While We Were Sleeping’
‘Sometimes It Snows In April’
‘Thunder Song’

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