Portaferry singer-songwriter Ryan McMullan released new single ‘Static’ on 1st April. A captivating mid-tempo pop tune with a hauntingly rhythmic chorus, ‘Static’ just gets even better with every listen. Ryan explains further, ‘…written in the Scottish Highlands with the incredible Foy Vance, “Static” came from a conversation about finding yourself in something before you’d even come to terms with it. And in turn, coming to terms with it mid-conversation. Ready or not; the heart wants.’
‘Static’ is taken from Ryan’s forthcoming debut album Redesign which will be released in September 2022. ‘Static’ was the first song recorded for the album so it’s fitting that it’s the first to be released. The process of recording the album was shown in the documentary Debut which was directed by award-winning filmmaker Brendan J. Byrne and shown last year at Galway Film Fleadh and on the BBC. The film centres around a four-day recording and listening session in Cruit Island, County Donegal at the end of 2019, where Ryan and his team assessed all the songs competing for a place on the album. Threaded through this is the story of Ryan’s nascent career and journey to stardom.
Ryan will be promoting ‘Static’ and the album with a series of gigs around Ireland, the UK and Europe throughout 2022 and 2023. Having toured with household names including Ed Sheeran and Snow Patrol, Ryan has also sold out the 3Olympia Theatre in Dublin and a string of back-to-back dates in Róisín Dubh in Galway. Ryan’s headlining gig at Custom House Square in Belfast on 27th August 2022 has just gone on sale, and this will be his biggest show to date. Just a taste of the wonderful things to come for this talented songsmith.
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