Montreal producer, singer and songwriter, Genevieve Ryan Martel, who performs under the moniker, RYAN Playground, will release her highly anticipated debut album titled, 16/17, September 28 on Secret Songs/Last Gang Records. Today, LADYGUNN has debuted new album track, Empty Pool, featuring acclaimed New Zealand artist, Lontalius. This lush songwriting immediately draws listeners in, marking the perfect balance to the isolated, atmospheric moodiness. That anxiety is tangible as Ryan explains, “This song is about confusion, the fear of growing up and the acceptance of failing.” Stream/save to Empty Pool here.
RYAN Playground grew up in a family of classical musicians. Despite inheriting her family’s interest in writing music, her life had a fateful change in paths when she was scouted to be a model. Impressively, she has since worked with Vera Wang, Miyake, Elle, Rudsak, Joe Fresh, Aldo, and more. Upon declaring her desire to find a middle ground in her life, RYAN pivoted her focus to working on music, which allows her to express all thecompeting emotional elements in her life. Releasing music under Ryan Hemsworth’sSecret Songs label, RYAN Playground has previously been met with positive accolades from Vogue, i-D, FADER, Stereogum and more.
RYAN recently released a music video in celebration of the mundane for her song titled, Tokyo and performed at the Santa Teresa Festival in Quebec, Canada. RYAN will be in Toronto on September 13 to deliver a DJ set at the exclusive YSL Beauty Hotel during TIFF. Learn more here. Following, she will open for Kilo in Montreal on October 27 at Theatre Fairmount – see full details and purchase tickets here. Stay tuned for more news on RYAN Playground and her debut album coming soon!
Pre-order 16 / 17 here