Ryan Wright Shares EP, ‘A Dream I’ll Forget’

Indie, dream pop artist RYAN WRIGHT‘s surreal and intense debut EP, ‘A Dream I’ll Forget’, is the half-forgotten soundtrack of a memory: the music blasting through the gritty speaker of your ex’s beat up car, windows rolled down, flying fast down a familiar highway.

The motif of teenage intensity serves as the EP’s consistent through-line—the internal monologue of a person experiencing the highs and lows of “firsts”. Recurring images of cars, parties, and cell phones serve as a reminder that ground the listener squarely in the world of teenage carnality but are juxtaposed with references to the sky, dreams, and music, pointing to something more ephemeral -and more eternal.

Lyrically, Wright hints at traumas that are both intimate and individual, but the sentiments are open to interpretation and can be applied universally. There’s a dark humour that undercuts that intensity—a winking acknowledgement of how trivial the vicissitudes of the teenage experience truly are despite how dire they may feel in the moment.

‘A Dream I’ll Forget’ is the musical embodiment of the teenage experience in all its confusing, messy, exhilarating glory. Why not check out the EP below…

Song of the day: Lifeline-Kate Hazeldine

Lifeline Kate Heraldine

If I was to describe today’s song in one word, it will have to be absolutely stunning (I know, I know that’s two words!) Please take time out and listen to Lifeline by British singer/songwriter KATE HAZELDINE. The single was released last month.

Drawing inspiration from KATE BUSH and FLORENCE AND THE MACHINE, the 20 year-old liverpudlian fuses sweet melodic piano riffs and ambient guitars with hauntingly beautiful vocals – creating that heavenly chocolate wave of sound. Hard to imagine? Well have a listen to Lifeline…while you’re here, it’s worth listening to her equally stunning B-side Girl in the Window.

If you like what you hear, the single is available for purchase on Itunes…also say hi to this angelic singer @KateHazeldine