Julie Byrne announces new album, shares “Summer Glass”

The Greater Wings is Byrne’s first release since 2017.

April 24, 2023
Julie Byrne announces new album, shares “Summer Glass” Tonje Thilesen

Julie Byrne has confirmed details of a new album, her first in six years. The Greater Wings will be released on July 7 and the first single, "Summer Glass," is streaming below. In addition to the new music, Byrne has also shared a raft of live dates.


The Greater Wings follows Byrne's 2017 album Not Even Happiness. Work on the album began with her Not Even Happiness collaborator Eric Littmann prior to his death in June 2021. Byrne then completed the project alongside producer Alex Somers in the Catskills.

In a statement released alongside the new album news, Bryne said: "My hope for The Greater Wings is that it lives as a love letter to my chosen family and as an expression of the depth of my commitment to our shared future. Being reshaped by grief also has me more aware of what death does not take from me. I commit that to heart, to words, to sound. Music is not bound to any kind of linear time, so in the capacity to record and speak to the future: This is what it felt like to me, when we were simultaneous, alive, occurring all at once. What it has felt like to go up against my edge and push, the love that has made it worth all this fight. These memories are my values, they belong with me."


Shortly after the release of The Greater Wings, Byrne will play a shirt run of U.K. dates followed by a headline North American tour. Tickets are available at juliemariebyrne.com

The Greater Wings album art
Julie Byrne announces new album, shares “Summer Glass”
The Greater Wings tracklist

The Greater Wings
Portrait of a Clear Day
Summer Glass
Summer’s End
Lightning Comes Up From the Ground
Conversation Is a Flowstate
Hope’s Return
Death Is the Diamond

Julie Byrne live dates

July 23 Hebden, England - Bridge Trades Club
July 26 London, England - Kings Place Hall
July 28 Brighton, England - St Barts

September 5 - Seattle, WA - Fremont Abbey
September 6 - Portland, OR - Polaris Hall
September 8 - San Francisco, CA - Swedish American Hall
September 9 - Felton, CA - Felton Music Hall
September 12 - Los Angeles, CA Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever
September 14 - Pioneertown, CA - Pappy and Harriet’s
September 19 - Washington, D.C. - Songbyrd
September 20 - Philadelphia, PA - First Unitarian Church (Sanctuary)
September 21 - New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom
September 29 - Providence, RI - Columbus Theatre
September 30 - Somerville, MA - Crystal Ballroom

Julie Byrne announces new album, shares “Summer Glass”