Burr Island Takes You on a Poignant Journey with “Later”

London-based acoustic folk duo Burr Island is back with a new single titled “Later”, via Left Foot Records, and it’s a song that’s sure to tug at your heartstrings. It urges listeners to savor each moment as if it were their last. “Later”, which features delicate vocals and poignant lyrics sung in harmony by Tom England and Oskar Porter, explores the bittersweet clarity that comes with the end of life, reflecting on what truly matters in our short time on this earth.

The inspiration for “Later” came from a chance discovery by Oskar Porter – faintly scrawled lyrics at the bottom corner of a large abstract piece of art hanging in his former home. These words, “Later, you will understand how truly good these times have been” sparked the creation of the song, which delves into the introspective theme of looking back on a life unlived. But “Later” isn’t just about personal reflection, it is also a reminder to cherish the present moment.

Musically, “Later” is a delicate and emotive track, with gently picked guitar and ornate strings weaving together to create a vivid emotional landscape. The song’s understated beauty draws listeners in, inviting them to reflect on their own lives and relationships.

With their upcoming album on the horizon and a string of UK tour dates supporting The Blow Monkeys, including a headline show at St Pancras Old Church in London, Burr Island is poised to make a significant impact on the folk music scene.

So, take a moment to listen to “Later” by Burr Island and let yourself be swept away by its poignant beauty. And remember, as the song reminds us, “how truly good these times have been”.

Burr Island – Upcoming Shows:

6 June – London –  St Pancras Old Church (headline show)


Burr Island – UK Tour 2024 supporting The Blow Monkeys:

8 April – Junction 2 – Cambridge, United Kingdom

9 April – The Apex – Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom

10 April – Wylam Brewery Tap – Newcastle-upon-tyne, United Kingdom

12 April – Network –  Sheffield, United Kingdom


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