Gus Ring always felt like an outsider. Growing up in Sweden playing trumpet in orchestras, he later ended up screaming in metal and hardcore bands. From this grew Gus unique style of fragile, dark, melancholic dream pop. His works have been compared by critics and fans to songwriters like Jeff Buckley and Damien Rice, and bands such as The Cure and Wovenhand.
While touring Europe consistently Gus has released the two full-length albums Boredomtapes (2015) and Hypnoseas (2017), creating a dreamlike space of music where he could just close his eyes and drift away. During live performances, the audience is invited to progressively go deeper and deeper within, finding their innermost sorrow and letting it go.
About the new single, Gus Ring says; “When I wrote “You Deserve So Much More” I was burnt out and I needed someone to tell me that I was worthy. It was a sparse singer-songwriter song, but as I played it live, inviting the audience to close their eyes and meditate with me during the song, it turned into a powerful dreamy soundscape. Every time I play it this way I feel the focus and the attention of the audience amplified. So I dedicate it to everyone out there who can feel with me. You deserve so much more than you know – so give it to yourself.”
Listen to the exclusive XS Noize premiere of “You Deserve So Much More” – BELOW:
GUS RING new single “You Deserve So Much More” – out 23rd November 2018 on Broken Toys / Cargo