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UPCOMING PERFORMANCES AT BUMBERSHOOT AND LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL FOLLOWING CANADIAN TOUR DATES WITH ALESSIA CARA
Toronto, ON (August 1, 2019) — After amassing millions of streams and on the heels of supporting Alessia Cara on her Canadian tour, buzzing Ontario-born singer and songwriter Ryland James shared his new single “In My Head” last week via 21 Entertainment / Republic Records/Universal Music Canada, the country’s leading music company. Now the budding talent has released the music video for the single, out today. Watch the video HERE.
The song properly introduces this seismic and show-stopping vocalist on a global stage. A combination of vulnerable lyricism and stratospheric range, “In My Head” unfolds as an entrancing and emotionally charged single. Ryland’s vibrato resounds before he carries the undeniable and unshakable hook “I cannot live with you. I cannot live without you. You’re in my head."
Managed by Chris Smith, the budding talent highlighted 2019 by crisscrossing Canada in arenas on tour with Alessia Cara, as well as supporting artists like Daniel Caesar, Ruth B & Tyler Shaw. In addition, he received social media praise from Shawn Mendes. Kicking off the fall with a bang, he hits the stage at Bumbershoot on September 1 and Life Is Beautiful September 22 and rejoins Alessia Cara’s The Pains of Growing Tour for its U.S dates.
All signs point to a major breakthrough by Ryland James in 2019.
On the edge of the stage, under the spotlight, and behind a microphone, singer and songwriter Ryland James thrives. In this space, the artist’s voice rings out with a bold balance of passion, panache, and power, coursing through a fusion of gospel roots, gritty soul, and anthemic pop straight from the heart. That voice already carried him a long way from his birthplace of Deseronto, Ontario and recently brought him to a career milestone: joining a personal hero—Alessia Cara—on a spring tour throughout Canada.
Returning from the road, he kicked off his biggest and boldest chapter with the 2019 single “In My Head.” Co-written amidst trips to Stockholm and London (which yielded nearly 100 original compositions), the track highlights Ryland’s poetic songcraft and expansive vocal range. The vocals reverberate with a combination of urgent immediacy and palpable emotion. Ultimately, Ryland makes a connection every time he picks up a microphone in the studio or on stage.
9/1 Seattle, WA Bumbershoot Festival
9/22 Las Vegas, NV Life Is Beautiful Festival
10/21 Boston, MA The Pains of Growing Tour
10/23 New York, NY The Pains of Growing Tour
10/25 Philadelphia, PA The Pains of Growing Tour
11/1 Prior Lake, MN The Pains of Growing Tour
11/5 Seattle, WA The Pains of Growing Tour
11/6 San Francisco, CA The Pains of Growing Tour
11/9 Santa Barbra, CA The Pains of Growing Tour
11/12 Los Angeles, CA The Pains of Growing Tour
11/15 East Las Vegas, NV The Pains of Growing Tour
11/18 Dallas, TX The Pains of Growing Tour
11/19 Austin, TX The Pains of Growing Tour
11/20 Houston, TX The Pains of Growing Tour
“In My Head” Audio
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