Following up the release of his latest studio album ‘Baby Face’, which arrived earlier this year, New York-based singer and songwriter Ryan Jantz now returns with the release of his latest woozy single ‘Real’.
Taking influence from the laid-back grooves of acts like Glass Animals and Mac DeMarco, ‘Real’ is a smooth and psychedelic return for the artist. With its sweeping melodies, fresh texture and bright aesthetic throughout, this is one built for chilling under the summer sun.
Speaking about it, he said, “‘Real’ is on its face about authenticity and the means to achieving it. I was reading War and Peace as my major project in quarantine and reflecting a lot on the significant internal growth and spiritual development of these characters over the course of 20 years (and 1500 pages). I think the question I was trying to hit on was, essentially, how intelligent, or even introspective, does one have to be to arrive at a heightened state of self? I also wanted to capture the sense of feeling “real” and at peace with oneself and yet still sensitive to judgment and ostracization, and to explore that contradiction and tension.”
Listen to ‘Real’ below.