Today, Ryan Hemsworth and Lucas release their collaborative EP: Taking Flight. The EP, which is being released via Ryan’s Secret Songs, is the first body of his own work that he has released on the label. Secret Songs has become an online home for celebrating friends’ art and a place for highlighting under heard voices in music. Free downloads, friends only, bi-weekly. It’s actually how Lucas and Ryan first worked together — Lucas released his song “Keep U Warm” as Secret Songs 008. The two took their creative partnership to the next level after bonding over their similar tastes in soundscapes and textures.
Along with the release of his EP, Ryan is also announcing the first run of Secret Songs merchandise, which will be available via the Secret Songs website. The first drop includes a hat, tote, short sleeve t-shirt, and a pin. Check out the feature by Fader. Ryan will be selling the merch at the very first Secret Songs CMJ showcase next week during the CMJ Music Marathon. The showcase will feature a special Ryan Hemsworth & Lucas set along with sets by Lontalius and dd elle and will take place at Palisades in Brooklyn on October 16th.
Taking Flight is now available for free and via digital retailers and can be previewed below. Check out Secret Songs merch at Kill The 8, as well as previous Secret Songs releases, full Taking Flight information, and learn more about Ryan’s collaborator Lucas on the Secret Songs website.