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Honest, vulnerable and truly one-of-a-kind!
Manchester-based singer-songwriter Kyle Toolan…
released a new song titled “Lightning” on March 13th. This is his second single following the release of “Overcast” on New Year’s Day. “Lightning” is a heartfelt ballad about unrequited love, written and produced by Kyle Toolan himself.
A few years ago Kyle wanted to get away from all of the noise of the practice room he was in. So he sat outside in the cold, noodling on an acoustic guitar. Out of nowhere, Kyle played a chord progression he’d never played before, and before he knew it lightning’s lyrics, melody and structure fell effortlessly into place in the space of about 30 minutes.
Based on the reactions of people around him Kyle knew that this song was something special. He couldn’t pinpoint the exact reason why, but every time he played an open mic night, gig or other event, it always seemed to be the favorite song.
Because of this he didn’t want to risk rushing the release. Kyle was still very new to production and he thought it would be shame to not do the song the justice it deserved.
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Fast forward a few years, and Kyle has moved and is playing regularly in Manchester. Kyle feels confident enough with himself as a producer to push “Lightning” onto the finish line and into the world.
This sweet melancholy song, spanning a total of nearly 6 minutes, transports you to a vulnerable place with it’s beautiful guitar sounds, hard hitting lyrics and Kyle’s unique voice.
Every songwriter who writes regularly at some point or another writes a song that is special. For Kyle this is one of those songs. Some of the strongest parts of Kyle’s one of kind songwriting style come together in this one of a kind song.
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