Growing up in New Jersey, Ryan came upon music by way of his father’s vast record collection and after school jam sessions with friends. A handful of bands and albums later, Ryan relocated to New York City and began releasing music under his own name with the release of his debut EP, Postures produced by Luca Buccellati (Arlo Parks, Tei Shi). The EP immediately drew the attention of Noisey, Neon Gold, DIY, Clash, and others.
Following Postures, Ryan began a run of self-producing numerous singles and a sophomore EP Fever & Bloom, co-produced by Ariel Loh (Adam Melchor, Yoke Lore) earning repeated support from Spotify’s New Music Friday and Fresh Finds playlists, as well as further praise from Billboard, Indie Shuffle, and Apple’s Beats 1.
Prior to the worldwide lock down and in the middle of writing his debut full-length album, Ryan left NYC for Paris following love and re-directing his career path towards European markets. When the world took its first breath of relief after a long first wave of Covid restrictions, Ryan returned to the US to produce his debut LP Soft Power, alongside fellow Jersey native, Kevin Basko (Foxygen, Rubber Band Gun) between Philadelphia, New York, and New Jersey. Soft Power is out April 8th, 2022.
Ryan on “Weeknights”:
“I wrote Weeknights just before leaving NYC for Paris in 2019. It’s a song about summer nights in the city, nervous hook ups and living with your heart on your sleeve. The song’s sonic character, to my ears, has an element of “French Touch” à la artists such as Air or Sébastien Tellier, as well as psychedelic, indie rock staples like Mac Demarco and Unknown Mortal Orchestra. The track’s slow-burning disco beat, subtle sax hits, breathy female backups and warbly lead melodies woven together by electric guitar, synths and saxophone aims to exemplify the buzz of teetering on the edge of loneliness in a big city, encounters with strangers, and the uncertain, yet ever forward motion of our life’s trajectory.”