BURRY – “YELLOW PAINT”
A SPILL EXCLUSIVE MUSIC PREMIERE
Introducing Halifax’s premier dyslexic lesbian musician. Burry blends elements of indie, rock, and pop together to create a flavour of captivating music with an unforgettable and energetic stage presence. Burry strives to show her authenticity and originality through her musical style and well crafted lyricism.
Burry is an LGBTQ2A+ artist who has dealt with subjects such as mental health and being an openly queer woman in the music industry. She strives to use her platform to amplify voices of marginalized communities.
“Yellow Paint” from Halifax’s Burry. The title track of a forthcoming EP due later this year, “Yellow Paint” finds familiar struggles in the life of Dutch post-impressionist painter Vincent Van Gogh.
“The title references Van Gogh’s desire to eat yellow paint, which he thought was a happy colour and thus might make him happy on the inside,” said songwriter Emma Burry (she/her). “The struggles that come with being a queer woman in the music industry, or a member of a marginilized community, and having your dreams doubted by the people around you are the experiences that inspired me to write this song.”
“Pick a sunflower made of yellow paint,” she sings, with vocals equally affecting and effected lending this slacker-rock-meets-indie-pop song an underwater quality. “Fulfilling deadlines for long after you’re gone.”
“He worked hard to be a successful artist while fighting mental illness, addiction and the doubts of the people around him,” she said. “It wasn’t until long after he died that his artwork was appreciated by others, and in a way I think that is beautifully sad and relatable for a lot of artists and musicians.”
Release Date: August 12, 2020