Art should stick with you. Good or bad, it should evoke emotion, digging into our soft underbelly, and revealing something about ourselves. And that's just what Brixton, England based artist Bryde's brooding 'Help Yourself' did to me when I included it on a Monday mixtape back in early March. However, once I returned to the EP for a long listen, I found myself being profoundly moved by the 3rd track, 'Nectar'. Listening obsessively for days, returning every few weeks for another obsessive session, I examined each and every word delivered by Bryde's beautifully pained voice. And it stuck with me, subtly punching me in the gut, stunning me. Just recently, I happened across a passage from an Ernest Hemingway short story which immediately reminded me of 'Nectar'.
“The most painful thing is losing yourself in the process of loving someone too much, and forgetting that you are special too.”
Find 'Nectar' below.
According to her Facebook page, Bryde is a girl & an electric guitar singing fierce & fragile songs. She is also Sarah Howells from Paper Aeroplanes which I did not know until a few weeks ago, and I quite enjoyed their latest LP, Joy.
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