Saturday, April 13, 2024

Birmingham Based Bryony Williams Drops Brand New Single – Trip Me Up

As you know, we at Counteract love the local music scene in the Midlands, so whenever we hear through the grapevine that a local artist is dropping a single or that there is a gig to go to, we are all over it. 

Watching Up-and-coming artists making their name in the space and putting themselves out there makes music so special. It’s how we hear original new sounds and are told brand-new stories. It’s not something you get when listening to the same three radio stations while working in the office or on the building site.  

I was recently given the pleasure of having a sneak preview of the latest single from Birmingham-based independent recording artist Bryony Williams. The tune is called “Trip Me Up,” and I have to say it’s a bit of a banger. 

The bassline that runs through the track had me hooked; it has all the indie elements I gravitate towards, and as a lad in year 10 in high school way back in 2005, the indie music scene was very much all the rage with me and my peers.

One of the biggest compliments I can give the track is it felt like I was transported back to this era, but at the same time, it felt like I was still listening to something new and fresh. Bryony’s voice is also a treasure; her songs tell a story, and the way her voice carries a melody goes a long way to complement this.

 I’ve dropped a copy of Bryony’s press release below. 

Indie-pop singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Bryony Willams shares her new single, ‘Trip Me Up’, out everywhere on 29 February.

For Marika Hackman, Courtney Barnett, and The Big Moon fans, ‘Trip Me Up’ is a heavenly slice of glistening, nostalgia-tinted indie pop. Bryony’s first new music since her 2020 EP’ State I’m In’, this new single sees a sonically and lyrically shift for the multifaceted artist.

With a preoccupation with her inward journey through life, Bryony navigates the world with a curious mind and her guitar. As a queer artist, she creates cinematic, sonic, and lyrical worlds that breach the gap between genres to resonate with what it means to be human. Her natural gift for telling deeply vulnerable yet whimsical stories that brim with a hopeful sincerity shines through on this new track.

Speaking of ‘Trip Me Up’, Bryony says, “Originally written back in 2017 whilst watching the cult classic, The Virgin Suicides, on repeat to analyse for my film studies class on my media degree, with this song, I began writing a response to the storyline and themes entangled in the narrative of the film. This response, admittedly, was only the first verse and chorus, and only the song found its final lyrics in the album’s recording process in 2022.” 

Remember the single debuts tomorrow, so keep your eyes open, but keep your ears peeled so you can experience some excellent music from an up-and-coming artist. You can listen to it on Soundcloud, and if you keep an eye on our Twitter, we will drop a link for you all when it debuts.