Acclaimed Northern Irish singer and songwriter Ryan McMullan releases his single ‘Come Over Love’ on 27th August. The song is taken from the EP Debut Mix Tape which is the original soundtrack for a documentary about Ryan entitled Ryan McMullan: Debut. ‘Come Over Love’ spotlights Ryan’s unmistakably soulful voice over a pop-rock melody that is surely destined to be a big hit with radio and fans alike.
Ryan explains the lyrics: ‘I was in a London pub with JC Stewart and Sam Merrifield. I pulled out tobacco and JC asked, ‘do you smoke’. To which I replied ‘only when I’m drinking, and I drink too much.’ He laughed and asked if he could use that line for a lyric. Fast forward to the next day, we are all in the studio and that lyric began the song that became ‘Come Over Love’.’
Four years in the making, Ryan McMullan: Debut centres around four days of recording and listening in Cruit Island, County Donegal at the end of 2019, where Ryan and his team work through the songs competing for a place on his album. The cast includes artist and mentor Foy Vance, and manager and drummer Paul ‘Hammy’ Hamilton. Interspersed is the bigger story of Ryan’s rise to fame including footage from his support tours with Ed Sheeran and Snow Patrol. Debut had its debut World premiere at the Galway Film Fleadh on Sat 24th July and a ‘cinema tour’ with screenings and Q&As scheduled around the country will kick off at Docs Ireland on 28 August.
Debut Mix Tape is a six-track EP featuring songs from the film that aren’t on Ryan’s forthcoming debut album, which is called Redesign and is due to be released in early 2022. The songs on the EP form part of the soundtrack to the documentary and are older songs from Ryan’s growing catalogue. He sees them as a bonus for fans, a chance to enjoy songs that mean a lot to him, but didn’t make the final cut.
The rest of this year will be a busy one for Ryan with gigs in Ireland, Scotland and England, including a hotly anticipated turn in Dublin’s Olympia on Friday, October 29th and two gigs at Belfast’s Waterfront on Friday, November 19th and Saturday, November 20th. For a full rundown of Ryan’s gigs and upcoming documentary screenings, go to http://www.ryanmcmullanmusic.com/ & http://finepointfilms.com/.
‘Debut Mix Tape’ EP / OST Ryan McMullan: Debut
1. Come over love
2. Life’s a mess
3. Tell me you love me
4. Another minute with you
5. Home visits
6. Fuck off
Watch Ryan McMullan; Debut
Sat 28 Aug Docs Ireland, Odeon Belfast
Thurs 2 Sept. Queen’s Film Theatre, Belfast
Fri 3 Sept. Century sites Letterkenny
2, 3, 4 Sept. Eclipse Cinema Bundoran
Sun 5 Sept Ifi, Dublin
Mon 6 Sept. The Gate, Cork
For updated screening info: see http://finepointfilms.com/
See Ryan McMullan live in concert:
Fri 29 Oct. Olympia Theatre, Dublin
Thurs 4 Nov. Cyprus Avenue, Cork
Fri. 5 Nov. Spirit Store, Dundalk
Sat. 6 Nov. 5 pm & 8 pm Roisin Dubh, Galway
Sun 7 Nov. Dolan’s Warehouse, Limerick
Fri 19 Nov. Waterfront, Belfast (SOLD OUT)
Sat 20 Nov. Waterfront, Belfast