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The defining feature Ryan Downey's music is his voice, a jawdropping amalgamation of Leonard Cohen and Bill Callaghan by way of a mid-century crooner. Running is a glorious and sparsely constructed 21st century folk gem, not a note detracts from Downey's rich baritone as he sings a song cycle of humour and pathos. Self-analysis, sex, love and modern life.
Deftly plucked nylon string guitar, mesmerizing baritone, pitter-patter electric beats, electric guitar flourishes and rich double bass; Downey has created a musical world unlike any that you've heard. This is as close to emotional, musical and perfection as you're likely to hear on a record this year. Pure magic.
Produced by Steve Hassett (Luluc) and recorded in both New York and Melbourne, Running reveals Ryan Downey as a timeless talent. An incredible debut from an artist capable of balancing cheek and sincerity, classicism and swagger and grandeur and restraint all within a single, composed breath.
Running is out through Barely Dressed Records.
|Primary Format - Music||CD|
|Music Genre Primary||Alternative|
|Music Genre Secondary||Pop & Rock|
- 1. Running
- 2. The Big Sink
- 3. Renewed
- 4. 1+1 (feat. Zoe Randell)
- 5. Those Eyes That Answer
- 6. Techno Dolls
- 7. Forecast
- 8. The Weather Song
- 9. Love Me, My Meal.
- 10. The End