Summer & Fall
Remember when you were able to pop in a CD and listen to all tracks from start to finish? Remember when you admired a musician for more than just their looks or dance moves? Some say this period in history is long gone - never to resurface again. Just when you thought the music industry couldn't get any bleaker, a musician like Andrew Ryan appears on the scene and redefines what it means to be a true artist. At the young age of 11 Andrew strummed his first chord and knew from that moment on, music was his destiny. Not only did he have a natural ability to play the guitar, it was soon realized that he was lyrically gifted as well. "The early songs were very one dimensional - all about rhyming and all about girls. As I matured, thankfully so did my music." The amazing highs and devastating lows that go hand-in-hand with life's experiences became the basis for many of Andrew's passionate and often inspirational lyrics. "Music became my outlet, my voice. It was at this point that I realized the immense power music possessed. By sharing my music with others, I am able to set the mood, create the tone. It's a responsibility I don't take lightly." In 2005 Divulge Records entered the scene. They discovered Andrew Ryan as a committed and well established singer, songwriter and musician - every record labels dream artist. He is someone who has the talent to infiltrate the mainstream and the dedication to remain there. Summer and Fall, Andrew's debut album showcases his diversity as an artist. "I really wanted this album to connect with a wide fan base; so naturally song selection became very important. You have Silhouette which is very haunting, but then there's Lay You Down which has this great mellow sound." Whether the sky outside is bursting with sunrays or blanketed with clouds, Summer and Fall has something for you. The songs can set the mood or sustain your state of mind which is something that few artists have ever been able to achieve. Luckily for us, Andrew Ryan is here and is willing to share his mind, music, and soul with the world.