PopMatters World Premiere of my new song
"The Violence Of Your Heart," featuring Katie Kuffel

May 9, 2016

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Seattle singer-songwriter David Nyro writes bravely about matters of the heart in masterfully constructed and composed songs. In fact, he’s a creator at heart, so much so that he will turn the singing of a song over to another performer if they suit the song ideally. For his latest tune, “Violence of the Heart”, Nyro brought on fellow Seattle singer-songwriter Katie Kuffel to sing this heart-rending tale of emotional violence in relationships. Kuffel offers up just the right amount of pathos and feeling to carry the song amidst gorgeous strings and piano-led music. The song is both sensitive and anthemic at the same time and it will appear on Nyro’s upcoming album later this year.
David Nyro says, “the concept came with the music, a feeling of broken love, love in ruins, love betrayed… and the more I got into the song, that idea of the violence of love came to the fore. Not necessarily the typical physical domestic violence one might think of, though that could be one interpretation. This song is much more about the emotional, psychological violence that the heart can inflict and feel. Even though that’s present in so many stories of love, I can’t recall anyone really using the term ‘violence’, especially in terms of the heart, so I thought it was a powerful statement to make. And it conveys a lot, I feel. This song is from a woman’s perspective. Not that it’s a gender thing. Violence of the heart can be felt and/or perpetrated by anyone. But I just knew it had to be a woman singing this song. 23 year old Katie Kuffel was perfect for it and she’ll be back for more collaborations on the album.”

From the Huffington Post Entertainment.


Seattle-based singer songwriter David Nyro shares his first single “What Happened To Us All,” one of several he’ll be debuting via the Koral Young Group in the coming months. The song’s production and pop vibe hearkens back to the classic songcraft of the ‘60s and ‘70s but retains a modern edge.

According to David Nyro...

The song reflects how we start out so young, brave, idealistic, hopeful, and full of promise. Then, as the years go by, we get to a place – a bittersweet place, where we look back and wonder: what happened to us all? What happened to our young selves—“Where did your long hair go” from “Caroline, No” by the Beach Boys, which I reference in the song—and our aspirations, as well as all the people that have paraded by—come and gone—in our lives.”