SE London-based Rainn Byrns shares new track ‘How Can I Get You Out Of My Life’ via Byrnout Records.
South London’s Rainn Byrns shares his new single ‘How Can I Get You Out Of My Life’ via his own imprint, Byrnout Records.
The track follows his debut ‘No Fault of Mine’, which received 6 Music spins from Steve Lamacq on release, and notable live slots supporting The Beths, Buzzard Buzzard Buzzard for Rainn; including a packed-out headline at London’s Old Blue Last.
The single arrives just ahead of a live session filmed at Battersea Art Centre via The Close Encounters Club, streaming Dec 3.
Spending his formative years between a suburban air force town in Texas and the English commuter-ville of Swindon, the recent art school graduate now makes ends meet as a cleaner at the Science Museum archives.
Rainn's ‘crappy-go-lucky’ interpretation of the world around him is equal parts earnest and irreverent - a careful balancing of youthful ennui and an innate impulse to make light of it. Inspired by production of the 70s & self-produced by Rainn during lockdown 1.0,
‘How Can I Get You Out Of My Life’ employs the same reliable DIY charm and sensibility of previous single ‘No Fault of Mine’.
Rainn has been writing and self-producing his own music since he was 14. Whilst early demos were made using Audacity on Windows XP (with a Nintendo Wii microphone plugged into the USB), he now captures his particular immediacy onto his trusted Fostex A8 tape machine out of his living room in Peckham.
On the track’s origins, he remarks;
“I wrote it out of frustration while desperately trying to hold an old band together. Every time I tried to talk about scrapping it, everybody refused to let go - that is until I pulled the plug completely.
The whole time I was thinking 'how can I get you out of my life?' and thus the song was born.
I couldn't keep up with binge drinking every time we all hung out; I was becoming a different person who'd rather sit back, write tunes and watch the world go by.
That being said, you'll still catch me potentially slaughtered at gigs.”
“The meaning has changed over time. We’ve all grown up, and nowadays it's about my inner saboteur. I hope people can relate to the song, there are lots of things we don't need in our lives right now.”
Rainn Byrns - ‘How Can I Get You Out Of My Life’ (single)