Montreal producer, singer & songwriter Genevieve Ryan Martel who performs under the moniker RYAN Playground has announced the highly anticipated debut album titled 16/17 to release in September on Secret Songs/Last Gang Records. Today, PAPER Magazine premieres album track “Pie In The Sky” (feat. Robert Robert),” an entrancing electronic track with a carousel of bright and heavy instrumental sounds, riding waves of chopped vocals. Also releasing today, a stripped-down acoustic performance of “Pie In The Sky” (feat. Robert Robert) reveals RYAN Playground’s alluring vocal tone and the fundamental vulnerability of the song’s lyrics.
The song ponders the lack of control we have over our lives through the metaphor of a roller-coaster. RYAN Playground has this to say about the song and performance: “This song is about the acceptance of the ups and downs of life that we face on a daily basis. I wanted this video to reflect this in the simplest way and leave space for interpretation.”
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 express all the competing emotional elements in her life. Releasing music under Ryan Hemsworth’s Secret Songs label, RYAN Playground’s 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. Stay tuned for more news on RYAN Playground and her debut album coming soon!