John Kyle is a uniquely engaging singer/songwriter with a dark poet vibe who’s been compared to Neil Young, R.E.M., and Radiohead. He’s gone from busking in Harvard Square for a living to performing music festivals songwriter showcases across the US and Canada.
Influenced by melancholy and meaningful music from all genres, John’s acoustic-guitar centered songs, both somber and soaring, capture Kyle’s ethos of making music to form deep connections by showing people that they’re not alone in the dark and there’s a reason for hope.
Rising from melancholic guitar chords into moving, rock-infused anthems, new songs like “Summer Came
” and “Happy Thought
” see John embracing his influences, echoing the essence of bands such as Pink Floyd, R.E.M. and Radiohead, and channeling them into his own emotional pieces.
In his own words, John Kyle’s process is organic and straight from the heart – “I don’t set out to write a song about this or that. My songs seem to rise on their own out of somewhere, and I just try to let the meaning and the message reveal itself, in music and words. I write and sing songs that I feel down to my core because that’s where they come from.”
John is releasing new music and touring both New England and California during the coming months.