Hailing for San Antonio, Texas, pop artist Ryel is delivering new music with over ten years of experience under his belt. Formally fronting heavier bands, Ryel decided to make the move to a more pop direction with the help of producer/ songwriter Cory Brunnemann and Jacob Mares.
Ryel's latest release, “Bad” is a bass-driven electro-pop crossover hit. Classic synths inject energy and optimism into the room for this one, piercing the air with electronic energy and brightness. A sudden intensity contrasts brilliantly with the smooth and delicate innocence of that leading voice. Ryel has an incredible vocal range and the melody through “Bad” is beyond addictive. “Bad” is stunning, a classic electro-pop journey with a crisp and clean finish yet an overall weight and warmth that works beautifully at volume.
In the same instance, there’s a song and a concept at play, as the listener you’re inspired to believe in better and as the soundscape and that hook rain down you’re filled with a sense of wonder and vibrancy. As is the role of great electronic music, and no one does it greater than Ryel right now. Absolutely worth a few streams!
Listen to "Bad" here
Hey Ryel! We’re really enjoying bumping your track “Bad”. What was the overall concept of this project?
The concept for this project was to do something that I haven’t before, a lot of people know me for fronting bands and I wanted to step outside of my comfort zone and see what I could offer as myself.
We know that you're a lover of integrating a variety of elements into your music. Would you ever incorporate contrasting genres into your music, or do you think it would ruin the type of sound you're attempting to reach?
Sure, I’m always open to experimenting with different sounds and seeing what works. Right now I’m just trying to do me so well see what comes to my mind and f it sounds good I’m going to do it.
"Bad" is surging with articulate emotions. What kind of feelings did you want listeners to be washed over with when listening to the song?
I’d like my listeners to just feel connected in any way that they can. If it makes you tap your foot or dance, do it! There's no right or wrong way to feel about my music.
The vocals in "Bad" are absolutely breath-taking! Have you had any professional training? How have you honed your vocal style overtime?
I actually have never had any professional training, though I’ve had a countless number of friends and fans ask me for tips and coaching we'll see if that's something I could do down the road. I've always just done what comes naturally for me and found my voice along the way.
Thank you so much for taking the time to chat with us. What's the next move for you artistically? Do you have any events you’d like to talk about?
I just want to keep putting out good music, the shows will come when they come. Right now my main goal is to build a genuine fanbase and connect with them and start a close relationship with each fan.