Spotlight: RYD

In Spotlight by Sophie


Spacey, breathy, and utterly hypnotizing. Those are just a few words to describe artist RYD, an up-and-coming singer-songwriter based in London. With a sound similar to Beach House, Arcade Fire, and The xx, singer Ryan Downie (RYD) is destined to go viral any day now.

Although RYD has only released a few tracks on his Soundcloud such as “Scintillate,” “Simple Place To Be” as well as his Spotify track, “Alter,” he is catching the ears of fans across the globe. His most popular song  has over 20,000 plays on Soundcloud, and Ryan says he finds most of his musical inspiration from artists such as Bon Iver and Daughter.

Ryan started playing guitar when he was just 15 years old. He began to develop his own musical style which eventually evolved into what he now describes as “melancholic pop.” Over the course of this year, his goal has been to share his music with the world in whatever way he can–he looks forward to booking more gigs, releasing more music, and finding ways to get his name out into the music industry.

If you’re looking for some music to study or simply space out to, RYD is the artist for you. Click on one of the song’s above and let yourself be swept away by the blissful tunes of Ryan Downie.

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