MOBO nominee and all round colourful lady, Kristyna Myles releases her 2nd album, ‘Paint a Brighter Day’ today (23rd March 2015) on Itunes. With all songs written or co-written by herself and produced by Mercury Prize nominee, Andy Ross, this album is a series of life-lessons that are aimed to help listeners to ‘Paint a Brighter Day’.
Kristyna takes you on a journey of Jazz, country/folk, pop and hints of soul whilst feeding your ears with encouraging, inspiring and motivating lyrics that speak of letting go of the past, pulling yourself out of negative situations and starting a afresh. Rhythmic guitar riffs feature heavily alongside some Big Band instruments such a trumpets that complement each other in a surprisingly sweet way that can only be Krystina. Have a listen to track ‘Autumn’ or ‘Halfway’to for perfect examples of this.
‘Paint A Brighter Day’ has been released thanks to a successful campaign on PledgeMusic that enabled Kristyna to fund the album and video with support from music fans. This was rewarded with a variety of opportunities, including visits to the recording sessions and parts in the video for first single ‘I’m Getting Rid Of This’. This unique strategy not only enabled Kristyna to fund the project without major label investment, but also interact and engage with existing and new fans at the same time.
Check out her video here for single ‘I’m Getting Rid of This’
In regards to her video, Kristyna said this;
“So thankful to the amazing people who worked hard to create this video and see my vision come to life, from the crew to the cast and supporters who pledged to be extras. I wrote the song initially about a relationship breakdown, but it developed a deeper meaning about taking hold of the clutter that we sometimes harbour that can hold us captive like regret, resentment, jealousy and anger. My hope is that it inspires us to ‘get rid of’ those unhealthy thought processes and frees up some space for amazing positive thinking. Play it loud and proud and get your dancing shoes out!”
Kristyna Myles got her first break busking on the streets of Manchester, winning BBC Radio Five Live’s ‘Busk Idol’ competition. Since then she has toured Europe, receiving extensive coverage and supporting a host of big name artists including Chris de Burgh, Lisa Stansfield, Mick Hucknall, Will Young, Lemar and the legendary Nile Rogers & Chic.
‘Paint A Brighter Day’ follows Kristyna’s debut album, ‘Pinch Me Quick, released in 2014 and produced by Grammy award winning Ken Nelson.
- New Page (interlude)
- I’m Getting Rid of This
- Heaven Knows
- Drop Me a Line
- Heaven Knows
- It’s Not About you
- I Guess I’ll Never Know
- A Change is Gonna Come
- Garment of Shame
- Heavy on My Soul
Download the album here on Itunes: Paint A Brighter Day