Burr Island “Your Eyes, My Eyes”
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Burr Island “Your Eyes, My Eyes”



London born and based acoustic folk duo Burr Island shared their latest single, ‘Your Eyes, My Eyes’, on May 10th via Left Foot Records. The track premiered via Americana UK. Their recent singles, ‘Our Home’ and ‘Later’, garnered support from tastemaker publications NOTION and CLASH Magazine as well as National radio play from BBC Radio 6’s Cerys and Radio X’s John Kennedy. The band, composed of best friends Tom England & Oskar Porter, has received praise from industry giants like Robert Plant and Noel Gallagher. The pair have toured as support for numerous acts like Ocean Colour Scene, playing at iconic venues such as Hammersmith Eventim Apollo & Barrowlands Ballroom. They also played to a sold out audience at Union Chapel, supporting Paul Weller as well as two sell out London headline shows.

Both band members trained as actors – however, during the Covid-19 lockdowns, the industry ground to a halt. The two would meet up and write music on the Jurassic Coast, and it was there that Burr Island came into being. Taking their inspiration from the works of Lennon/McCartney, Paul Simon, Crosby Stills & Nash, Nick Drake, The Beach Boys and Cat Stevens, the duo have been compared to other indie folk luminaries of our day, such as Fleet Foxes, Flyte and Kings of Convenience.

‘Your Eyes, My Eyes’ is a sweet piano ballad full of feeling, an easy yet poignant listen. The pair offer beautiful lilting vocal lines with warm choral backing vocals straight out of a CSNY album. The track is timeless and tender, an ode to the devotion felt in all of love’s forms.

Burr Island divulged: “This is a love song for anyone who wants it. Whether you’re a grandmother cherishing the time with your young grandchild, friends with an unbreakable bond, star-crossed lovers sinking into each other’s eyes or somebody trying to communicate with the loved one they’ve lost. Like most of our songs, it was written on guitar and it remained a guitar song until the very last minute. We were never fully happy with the old version and felt the song needed a gentler tone. The brilliant Nikolaj Torp Larsen (The Specials) agreed to play piano for the new version and as soon as we heard his performance, we knew it was the one. We feel that sonically it’s added another texture to the album.”

Burr Island – Upcoming Shows:

6 June – London –  St Pancras Old Church (headline show)

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