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The first album in over six years from American songwriter Julie Byrne is†a testament to patience and determination, the willingness to transform†through the desolation of loss, the vitality of renewal, and the courage†to rise, forever changed. For nearly a decade, Byrne has moved through†the world as a characteristically private artist largely outside the public†eye. A self-taught musician that has committed her life to her work, she†now emerges from a deeply trying and generative period with the most†powerful, lustrous, and life-affirming music of her career,†The Greater†Wings. While they hold the plasticity of grief and trauma, the songs are†universally resonant, unbridled in their devotion and joy, held up by the†love and alliance of a chosen family. Byrne leans further into atmospheres†both expansive and intimate; the lush, evocative songcraft flows between†her signature fingerpicked guitar, synthesizer, and a newly adopted piano,†made wider by flourishes of harp and strings. It is the transcendent sound†of resource, of friendship that was never without romance, of loyalty that†burns from within like a heart on fire, and the life force summoned in†unrepeatable moments ó raw, gorgeous, and wild.