Meet WA-raised Ryan Edmond and his debut single, From The Start
Now based in Sweden, the Australian musician sets himself up as one to watch with his debut.
Despite not having a single to his name thus far, there's a lot of promise held in Ryan Edmond. Now living in Sweden, the WA-raised musician has been working with some rather large names behind-the-scenes - producers Craig Harnath (Motor Ace, Jet, Bodyjar) and Jez Giddings (Paul Dempsey, The Living End, Ash Grunwald) particularly - on his debut material, which with its subtle, dream-pop sound, thrives on accessibility and tenderness, not too far off from names like Angus & Julia Stone, for example.
For example, on his debut single From The Start, his ability to craft charming indie becomes present, with detailed guitar melodies and sparse percussion laying a perfect foundation for his woozy vocal, which ebbs and flows alongside the instrumental with his signature vulnerability shining through. In saying that, however, the single is more complicated. Not just a gorgeous indie-pop tune you could find anywhere amongst triple j, From The Start is layered with mannerisms of pop, folk and reggae that gives it more depth, pushing him forward as a promising name doing something a little different from the norm. "From the Start is about life, friendships and relationships slipping away over time," he says on the track, which arrives ahead of a series of shows throughout Sweden in July, with some in Australia teased for later this year. "It serves as a reminder to find the time to maintain those relationships and be careful not to lose yourself in this fast-paced world of too much working and not enough living."
Dive into the track below, and better introduce yourself to Ryan Edmond while you're at it:
Tell us about yourself?
I am a singer-songwriter from the small town of Rockingham in Perth, Western Australia. From a young age, my grandfather taught me the cornet and then it was straight into his brass band, where I spent most of my childhood. It wasn’t until recent years I began singing and song-writing under my own name. I am currently based in Gothenburg, Sweden and was recently back in Australia recording an EP and touring the country.
What’s the vibe music-wise?
I would say the music is indie-pop-folk with some reggae influence in there also! A lot of the songs are influenced from the contrast of living in two parts of the world, trying to keep your head above the water in this fast-paced world, and the odd cheesy love song here and there haha!
What are your production and writing processes like?
For me, the writing process has been different for almost every song. Although I usually start with guitar and build from there, I try to think of lyrics and song ideas all the time, then once I have a melody I go back through lyrics and ideas. I also have had the opportunity to do some co-writing in both Australia and Sweden and I really enjoy that process.
Can you tell us about your new single, From The Start?
From the Start is about life, friendships and relationships slipping away over time. It serves as a reminder to find the time to maintain those relationships and be careful not to lose yourself in this fast-paced world of too much working and not enough living.
Any tour dates coming up?
I am super excited to be playing some festivals and shows over the next couple of months in Sweden. Although I am planning to organise a tour in Australia towards the end of this year.
What does 2019 have in store for you?
Since this will be my debut single, I am just super excited to get it out there! I will be working on finishing the EP and hope to release another single in the coming months. And playing as many shows as possible!
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