By: Staff –
Emerging singer-songwriter Tim Barr is back with his new song “Crimson Kid”, which you can stream exclusively via Aesthetic Magazine below.
“Crimson Kid is about a desire for a secure and peaceful future,” said Barr. “A future that is ungraspable yet free.”
NYC-based singer-songwriter Tim Barr got his start playing bass for Lana Del Rey during the Lizzy Grant era and fronting the late 2000s band Recluse. Barr formed the band Silverbird in 2013. Around this time, he had an opportunity to study with Mike Longo, who was the pianist for the late great Dizzy Gillespie. It was Mike Longo that helped shape Barr’s musical philosophy.
In the summer of 2013, Barr met and formed a lasting musical partnership with UK-based producer Kristofer Harris, singer for Story Books and whose work also includes stints with Smoke Fairies and Belle and Sebastian. Harris produced and recorded both of Silverbird’s releases-2014’s Surface Life, and 2015’s Pureland. In 2015, Barr lived at the Fire Lotus Temple in Brooklyn. While practicing Zen he recorded the Monastery Demos, a collection of acoustic songs, which would later become the album Pureland. The debut single and video off of Pureland, “Running,” provided material for three consecutive years of CMJ concerts, two tours, and several placements, the most notable being “Hollow Heart,” which was featured in two separate episodes of ShoTime’s hit series Shameless.
When not playing music, Tim is one of New York’s Bravest, working as a NYC firefighter.