CANADA’S NEXT BREAKOUT ARTIST RYLAND JAMES DEBUTS VIDEO FOR NEW SINGLE
“SHOULDER TO CRY ON”
UPCOMING U.S. FESTIVAL PERFORMANCES AT BOTTLEROCK AND GOVERNORS BALL
“IN MY HEAD” CERTIFIED GOLD IN CANADA
WATCH “SHOULDER TO CRY ON” VIDEO HERE
Today, Ontario-born vocal powerhouse Ryland James releases the video for his new single “Shoulder To Cry On.” Produced by Jon Levine (Alessia Cara, Dua Lipa, Drake), “Shoulder To Cry On” showcases the rising talent’s powerful voice which rings out with a bold balance of passion and panache, coursing through a fusion of gospel roots, gritty soul, and anthemic pop straight from the heart.
Watch the video HERE
Listen HERE via 21 Entertainment / Republic Records
The video premiered earlier today via Idolator , who said “Ryland James needs to be on your radar. Armed with an evocative voice and sharp pen… [Shoulder To Cry On] could easily be the song to launch Ryland to the next level of stardom.”
Ryland James highlighted 2019 by crisscrossing Canada and the U.S on tour with Alessia Cara, as well as making his music festival debuts at Bumbershoot and Life Is Beautiful. Returning from the road, he released his single “In My Head” which has impressively been certified Gold in Canada. Co-written amidst trips to Stockholm and London, the track highlights Ryland’s poetic songcraft and expansive vocal range. The vocals reverberate with a combination of urgent immediacy and palpable emotion. Upon release, Billboard stated that “In My Head” was an “incredibly soulful” song, adding that Ryland “shows off Adele-like qualities with a soaring chorus and emotional, heartbreak-ridden lyrics.”
Ryland James recently wrapped a 6-stop tour throughout Ontario and is set to perform at summer festivals including BottleRock and Governor’s Ball. A full list of tour dates can be found below.
Stay tuned for much more to come from the budding superstar.
May 22 – Napa, CA – BottleRock Festival
June 7 – New York, NY – Randall’s Island