David Nyro Sweeps Awards!
2018 saw me winning all four categories I was nominated in for the annual Golden Kayak Awards, sponsored by Indie Music People (A great, supportive, indie-passionate site, btw.)
Here are the song categories and my songs that won:
Golden Kayak Award for Best Rock Song, 2017, for my song "Anything"
Golden Kayak Award for Best Song, Alternative Modern Rock, 2017, for my song "Waiting for My Life (to Start Again)"
Golden Kayak Award for Best Song, R&B/Soul, 2017, for my song "Never Saw a Woman"
Golden Kayak Award for Best Song, Alternative, Retro and Psychedelic, 2017, for my song "Into the Blue"
What a thrill and an honor to win all four of the categories I was nominated in! And these were the first nominations for me at Indie Music People.
I'm excited to announce my song "The Man in the Window," featuring Abby London (vocals) has been nominated for a 2018 Golden Kayak in the category of Folk/Acoustic Rock/Americana!!!
If you want to listen, and help me win - each play is like a vote - here's the link to the chart where it is. The rankings change, so not listing it's ranking, but you can find it, easy. If you're following the link later in 2019, it might not still be on the chart, but you can always find the song on my Artist Page, as well as here on my website via the player(s).
Thanks to everyone for helping me win all four categories last year! I hope to win this special award again this year.
Meanwhile, I will be releasing singles from my upcoming 5th ep, "Serious Nowhere," starting sometime in early spring, so be on the look-out. And I'll be getting the word out, trust me.
Finally, another single, "Listen to Your Heart," featuring the talents of Abby London and Kylie Nelson, will be leaping out of the chest (of music) Valentines Day, 2019! Stay tuned!
PopMatters World Premiere of my new song
"The Violence Of Your Heart," featuring Katie Kuffel
May 9, 2016
Here's the link. Or read it here:
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.
DAVID NYRO'S "WHAT HAPPENED TO US ALL" EXCLUSIVE.
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.”