Kyler England

Kyler England

 Los Angeles, California, USA
BandPopSinger/Songwriter

With songs as honest and devastating as her voice, Kyler England's live show is raw and real. "That voice, breathless and fragile and then it catches you off guard and pins you to the wall"(Indie-Music.com) File her CD between Sheryl Crow, Patty Griffin & Sarah McLachlan in your collection.

Biography

One-fourth of critically acclaimed LA band The Rescues, singer-songwriter Kyler England strikes out into bold new territory with Electric Hum, a solo collection of 10 emotionally charged songs and a vivid sonic palette equal parts organic and electronic.

Her latest CD was produced by Bill Lefler (Ingrid Michaelson, Cary Brothers, Laura Jansen) and paid for 100% by fan contributions through a highly successful PledgeMusic campaign.

England took a hiatus from her solo career to focus on The Rescues upon being signed to Universal Republic in 2009. “It was a whirlwind couple of years,” she says. “When I had some quiet time in January 2011, the songs started pouring out.”

Kyler’s songs have appeared on numerous TV shows including Vampire Diaries, One Tree Hill, Switched At Birth, Ghost Whisperer and Army Wives, and in the feature film The Lucky Ones, and her collaborations with DJs have been featured on Armin van Burren’s “A State of Trance” compilations and radio shows.

She has toured the country many times, opening for Sting, Annie Lennox, Avril Lavigne, Kelly Clarkson and more; she’s also played the Toronto Film Festival.

Electric Hum hit iTunes on 10.25.11 and went humming straight into the Singer-Songwriter chart Top 30. It was named #1 Indie Album of 2011 by Examiner.com and included in Amazon's Digital-Only Faves of 2011. A sign of things to come, Electric Hum is just warming up.

Lyrics

Battle Cry

Written By: Kyler England

i gathered up all the sticks and stones
built a wall to keep out the ghosts
but they walk through walls
and i'm trapped inside
oh oh oh oh

filled my lungs up with air
and hoped they'd carry me off like a hot balloon somewhere
but now i can't breathe
i'm still on the ground
oh oh oh oh

where there's shadow there is light
love is in the battle cry
even in the darkest night
there is shadow and there is light
oh there is light

when your world falls apart
every question opens up a new room in your heart
and now you get lost
wandering the halls
oh oh oh oh

where there's shadow there is light
love is in the battle cry
even in the darkest night
there is shadow and there is light
oh there is light

hold your heart up to the fire
walk across a razor wire
even in the cruelest fight
love is in the battle cry
love is in the battle cry

Take These Things To Heart

Written By: Kyler England

when the words are out of reach on the top shelf
when you slam the door, get locked outside from yourself
i still have the spare key that you gave me
i will find a way to get through to you eventually

you can take these things to heart
you can take these things to heart
when the bullets fly, i am on your side
yeah you can take these things to heart

sometimes it's easier to run than to face the truth
sometimes your friends will let you down just to be cruel
when you're sinking like a stone in a deep blue
when you're thinking no one knows you, baby i do

and you can take these things to heart
you can take these things to heart
when the bullets fly, i am on your side
yeah you can take these things to heart

no one's ever gonna love you like i do
doesn't matter about the mess you're going through
no one's ever gonna love you like i do, like i do, like i do

you can take these things to heart
you can take these things to heart
when the bullets fly, i am on your side
yeah you can take these things to heart

We Rise Like Smoke

Written By: Kyler England

we rise like smoke to the sky
our hearts beat like wings higher and higher
oh to see all the little lights
oh to be finally reunited
we rise like smoke

then fall in slow motion
fall in slow motion
we rise like smoke
till we are free

there's a winter blush on your cheek
there's an innocent thrill that we are seeking, seeking
oh to feel like we did before
oh to leave you still wanting more
we rise like smoke

then fall in slow motion
fall in slow motion
we rise like smoke
till we are free

only love can save us now
only love can save us now
the day is gone
it all went wrong
your foolish heart is all you've got

we fall in slow motion
fall in slow motion
we rise like smoke
till we are free

Eye Of Your Storm

Written By: Kyler England

i get restless every evening
when the last of day is fleeting
feel like pulling stake and leaving
i get restless every evening

we are blowing on an ember
it's the last day of december
don't know how we'll make it through the winter
but we are blowing on an ember

i could be the eye of your storm
if you let me, baby i could be the eye of your storm

they say nothing lasts forever
neither time or space nor weather
we're gonna make it through together
cause baby nothing lasts forever

i could be the eye of your storm
if you let me, baby i could be the eye of your storm
if you let me, baby i could be the eye of your storm

we can't outrun this thunder cloud that we've been living under
the rain is gonna fall
you're not alone in this mess, i am on your side i'm your best bet
in the middle of it all

i could be the eye of your storm
i could be the eye of your storm
i could be the eye of your storm
if you let me, baby i could be the eye of your storm
if you let me, baby i could be the eye of your storm

When The World Stops Spinning

Written By: Kyler England

there's a charcoal sky tonight
see the hills on fire for miles
the air is hard to breathe
home is hard to leave
even now, even now

i will let you go
when the world stops spinning
i will let you go
when the world stops spinning
i will let you go
when the sun and the stars explode
and the world stops spinning

when the terra firma quakes
when the oceans tidal wave
i would rather die
than to ever say goodbye
to you my love, to you my love

i will let you go
when the world stops spinning
i will let you go
when the world stops spinning
i will let you go
when the sun and the stars explode
and the world stops spinning

i don't need a savior
i don't need a saint
when the moment comes
i'll be calling out your name
how i long to be with you till the end

i will let you go
when the world stops spinning
i will let you go
when the world stops spinning
i will let you go
when the sun and the stars explode
and the world stops spinning

Alchemy

Written By: Kyler England

october turned the leaves to copper and gold
set my world on fire, left me in the cold

if i were a master of alchemy
i'd change everything
i'd make all the broken things beautiful
especially the way we left it

if only we could go back, baby we could change it
fix a single mistake, maybe that would save it
turn the ship around, it's headed for the falls
but it's all been said and done
said and done

take a telescope and focus on the stars
a million light years and fading, that's how far you are

if i had invented a time machine
i'd change everything
i'd make all the broken things beautiful
especially the way we left it

if only we could go back, baby we could change it
fix a single mistake, maybe that would save it
turn the ship around, it's headed for the falls
but it's all been said and done
said and done

there's a time for one last hope
and there's a time for letting go

if only we could go back, baby we could change it
fix a single mistake, maybe that would save it
turn the ship around, it's headed for the falls
but it's all been said and done

i know we can't go back, baby we can't change it
every single mistake, they were all worth making
i'd do it all again for the high before the fall
when it's all said and done

Take Me With You

Written By: Kyler England

waiting for the light to change from red
thinking over all the things you said to me, you said to me
all your dreams are dying in the sun
pretty soon there'll be nowhere left to run away, to run away

packed your bags to leave by the morning
destination far off and foreign
it's never or now

baby won't you take me
baby won't you take me with you, with you
baby won't you take me
baby won't you take me with you, with you
cause i don't wanna be alone tonight
i don't wanna be alone tonight
baby won't you take me
baby won't you take me with you, with you

counting up the reasons i should stay
not enough to wait another day to go, it's time to go
memories of a life i leave behind
take a souvenir to remind me of, the ones i love

feel my heart it beats like a stopwatch
running out of time with each tick tock
it's never or now

baby won't you take me
baby won't you take me with you, with you
baby won't you take me
baby won't you take me with you, with you
cause i don't wanna be alone tonight
no i don't wanna be alone tonight
baby won't you take me
baby won't you take me with you, with you

let's go far away
let's go far away
away from here
somewhere there's no cars
we can see the stars
and the skies are clear

baby won't you take me
baby won't you take me with you, with you
baby won't you take me
baby won't you take me with you, with you
cause i don't wanna be alone tonight
no i don't wanna be alone tonight
baby won't you take me
baby won't you take me with you, with you

Leave A Light On

Written By: Kyler England

you're keeping something from me
you're trying to spare my heart
how can i shine a light when
you keep me in the dark
september is a restless season
it makes you wanna leave
if you need to run for a little while
that's ok with me cause

whenever you're coming home
i'll leave a light on for you
whenever you're coming home
i'll leave a light on for you
it doesn't matter how long it takes
you know that i'll be waiting
whenever you're coming home
i'll leave a light on for you

i don't know how to read you
when you get this way
it's like you speak a different language
and love is lost in translation
sometimes you're like a broken arrow
your aim is not quite true
but even though you miss the mark
somehow you cut right through

whenever you're coming home
i'll leave a light on for you
whenever you're coming home
i'll leave a light on for you
it doesn't matter how long it takes
you know that i'll be waiting
whenever you're coming home
i'll leave a light on for you

Leave A Light On

Written By: Kyler England

you're keeping something from me
you're trying to spare my heart
how can i shine a light when
you keep me in the dark
september is a restless season
it makes you wanna leave
if you need to run for a little while
that's ok with me cause

whenever you're coming home
i'll leave a light on for you
whenever you're coming home
i'll leave a light on for you
it doesn't matter how long it takes
you know that i'll be waiting
whenever you're coming home
i'll leave a light on for you

i don't know how to read you
when you get this way
it's like you speak a different language
and love is lost in translation
sometimes you're like a broken arrow
your aim is not quite true
but even though you miss the mark
somehow you cut right through

whenever you're coming home
i'll leave a light on for you
whenever you're coming home
i'll leave a light on for you
it doesn't matter how long it takes
you know that i'll be waiting
whenever you're coming home
i'll leave a light on for you

I Need You Now

Written By: Kyler England

i can't sleep without you anymore
leave the light on outside the door
listen to the lullaby of an electric hum
hmmmm

lately all my walls are crumbling
i've been letting go, i've been coming clean
till you came along i never needed anyone
hmmm

but i need you now
i need you now
i need you now

filled up all the spaces you left in me
silence is the perfect enemy
it's a simple thing to make it laugh, or to make it sing
hmmm

when every morning hits you like a train
working is the only novocaine
i got so busy being numb i couldn't feel a thing
hmmm

but i feel it now
i feel it now
i feel it now

the sun is going down
the sky is gray
i haven't left the house
in seven days
or more
can't remember what this heart is for

i need you now
i need you now
i need you now

Discography

Electric Hum (Oct 2011)
Simple Machine (2008)
Live Wire Volume 2 (2007)
The Green Room Sessions EP (2006)
Live Wire (2005)
A Flower Grows In Stone (2003)
How Many Angels EP (2001)
If The World Would Just End (2000)

As a member of the band The Rescues:
Let Loose the Horses (2010)

Set List

My set list varies greatly depending on the nature of the venue and whether i'm opening or headlining. I can play anywhere from a half hour to 2 hours. I play pretty much all original material except for the occasional cover (Aimee Mann, Travis, Coldplay, Radiohead, Don Henley and David Gray).

Sample Set List:

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Tonight, Tonight
You and I
Lay It On Me
Bells & Whistles
No More Sad Songs
Simple Machine
High and Dry (by Radiohead)
Clean Slate
Sweetspot
Voices Carry (by Aimee Mann/Til Tuesday)
Quittin' Time
The Scientist (by Coldplay)
Something So Beautiful
I Miss Missing You
All I've Got
Snowed In
You Wait For Rain