Harmony Byrne’s new single “Good Idea” seems as relevant as ever. The slow-burning track speaks to all our truths without a filter. It’s immediately relatable: Byrne’s vocals paint a portrait of realistic everyday issues, and steady guitar strumming make the track equal parts hypnotic and stimulating.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. There are things communicated through the faraway waning of a steel guitar that you just can’t find elsewhere. Clocking in at five and a half minutes, the single quite clearly translates an account about the not-so-nice parts of life. “This song is not about the joy of living,” Byrne explains. “It’s about the tragedies. It’s about how unkind we are, how lonely we are, how unfair governments are and how fearful we are.”
Zoning in on social pressures, depression, and addiction, “it’s about the choices we make that can have an indelible impact on ourselves and others.” The latest single off her upcoming LP Heavy Doors, “Good Idea” is an important track that needs to be heard, felt, and realized in today’s current world climate. Although the content is heavy, it makes our troubles feel real and relevant.
Heavy Doors is expected this spring.