Residing on the Canada’s East Coast is the gifted and passionate singer/songwriter Burry. Just like her quirky and spontaneous personality, her music holds an authenticity and originality like no other. Burry is a strong advocate for not only mental health but is a member and supporter of the LGBTQ2A+ community. Burry strives to create music that speaks to and for those who cannot speak for themselves. For her debut single ‘For A Sad Soul”, Burry took all the proceeds from the music video release and donated it to the Mental Health Foundation of Nova Scotia.
Burry’s debut single “For A Sad Soul” is an incredibly raw and vulnerable single about her friend who passed away due to mental illness. A topic that most shy away from, Burry passionately breaks barriers and sheds like on uncomfortable topics as a way of coping with the reality. Mental Illness is an ever-growing problem that needs to be talked about every single day. Burry flawless weaves through emotive lyricism, a beautiful tribute to her late friend. Her vocals are soft and pure, the emotion and true energy behind her words will put tears in your eyes. The instrumentals remain soft throughout the track s the listener can really focus on the words Burry is singing. I think it’s spectacular what Burry is doing with her music and I can’t wait to see what she delivers next!
Check out her second release “Bi The Way” here & available on all streaming platforms.
Listen to “For A Sad Soul” here and read more below in our exclusive interview!
Hi Burry! Welcome to BuzzMusic! Can you start by telling our readers more about yourself and how you got started in music?
Well I’m Burry, I’m 24 years old and I’m from the East Coast of Canada (Halifax, Nova Scotia). I’ve been involved in music since I was a little kid. I was in piano lessons and guitar for a while and joined every band I could in junior high and high school, I’m actually a pretty savvy clarinet player! Music has always played a huge role in my life, whether I was in the Jazz band, auditioning for musicals or performing open mic nights - I couldn’t get enough.
“For A Sad Soul” is a beautiful song, we’re very sorry about your friend’s passing. What does this song mean to you? What do you hope listeners take away from it?
Thank you that means a lot. I mean you never really get over losing someone you care about. I struggle with communicating how I’m feeling but I find that writing or singing about it is such a good outlet for me to express myself. That’s where my idea to write this song came from. I was in a pretty bad place but I knew I wasn’t the only person struggling to cope. I think this song addresses a lot about mental illness that people don’t really talk about in the media and I think that is so important. I think it’s important for young people to see that sort of stuff in the media and not have negative connotations along with it. It’s important we start normalizing mental illness so that we can start normalizing mental health. With the music video, I wanted to show how mental health may effect an LGBTQ2A+ relationship so I thought what better way than to show what I went through after my friends passing. Although I felt alone, I was surrounded by people who cared about me unconditionally, which taught me that I too was capable of loving myself unconditionally.
Tell us what your writing process is like?
I guess my writing process is split into two parts. First, I like to take myself somewhere secluded or quiet like a coffee shop, museum, or a park, and I just get in my feelings. I write down every thought I have, it might come out as just words, a poem or a picture and then that will spark an idea for a song. Next I just pick one of those ideas that resonates with me and go home and sit with the keyboard or guitar and work on the music and lyrics.
Who are your musical influences? How do they inspire you?
Musical influences for me is anyone who is unapologetic about who they are. People who sing or speak out about things that aren’t always the ‘popular’ thing to say. I’m a fan of artists like Biig Piig, King Princess, dodie, Saint Sister, and Wyvern Lingo. I spent some time with my friend and her band from Ireland, Wyvern Lingo, and they have played a huge part in inspiring me to pursue music, and to be the most authentic person I can be. Women in music, queer women in music, anyone that I can relate to and anyone who is, openly, their beautiful selves are who inspire me most.
What’s next for you Burry?
Well I am fresh off of the release of my ‘coming out’ single “Bi the Way” just in time for celebrating a magical Pride Week here in Halifax. I am enjoying prepping and rehearsing for a couple Pride shows in July. Next for me, I’ll be taking some time to spend with friends and family and also to spend some more time writing. I am working on an EP so I want to make sure its absolutely perfect. I can’t wait to share it with everyone!
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