Ryann knows a thing or two about making us feel. The 24-year-old New-York born (and LA-based) singer is an avid note-taker, using the intricacies of life to create her anthemic songs by capturing stolen looks, subtle gestures and all the other crucial trivialities that make us who we are.
We actually premiered “Andrew” this past summer, a track doused in sun-kissed pop euphoria where the singer-songwriter laments seeing her love interest kissing someone else at a house party, grappling with the prospect of having to move on for good. Ryann has since expanded on this world of cheery indie that doesn’t shy away from the tough stuff, either, thus bringing us to her brand new EP – Emotions on Rollerskates.
Kicking things off with title-track “Rollerskates”, the singer eases us into things slowly, dropping soft, hard-hitting lyrics over stripped back guitars and serene drum beats. “One Minute” soon follows, taking us on a dreamy jaunt beside the beach without a care in the world. By the time we get to “Opinions”, she’s giving us spade loads of upbeat pop candour, before finally hitting us with “Drive”, a song as twinkly a sky full of meteors on a cloudless night, peppered with folky twang and distant siren calls that make your cheeks warm and heart burst.
It’s as if perfecting emotive pop earworms is second nature to her, and it’s not just us who think so. Her upcoming co-writes with the likes of Noah Cyrus, Tate McRae and Adam Melchor prove things are all going in the right direction for this star on the rise. This is Ryann’s world, after all. We’re just living in it!