Singer-songwriter Ryan Egan began his music career in New York City and has garnered acclaim from Billboard, Indie Shuffle, and Apple Beats 1 for his debut EP and subsequent singles, which found their way onto Spotify's Fresh Finds and New Music Friday playlists. Prior to the worldwide lock down and in the middle of writing his debut full-length album, Ryan left NYC for Paris and re-directed his career path towards European markets. Ryan speaks with Brian and Nick about his life during this period, his creative philosophies, as well as his recent return to the US to work with Kevin Basko (Foxygen, Rubber Band Gun) on his debut LP, Soft Power.
[0:49] Ryan discusses the differences between the Paris and NYC music scenes.
[4:19] What it's like to be back in NYC promoting the new single.
[7:09] How Ryan kept busy during the pandemic lockdowns.
[9:28] Ryan's do's and don'ts for maintaining creative habits.
[17:00] Some of Ryan’s favorite influences and a discussion of songwriting methods.
[25:55] How Ryan connects with fans, as well as release strategies for the new album.
[41:22] Hear Ryan’s new single “Alone For The Last Time”