19 year old Canadian singer-songwriter Ryland James creates soulful pop music in the vein of Adele and Sam Smith. Rylands first two singles, Good to You and Say Goodbye, are emotive ballads, just a small taste of whats to come on his full-length album, due late 2019.
Raised in Deseronto, a small waterfront Ontario town of less than 2000 people. Ryland started singing as a toddler. By age 10, he knew thats what he wanted to do. Seeing other teens online playing instruments, as well as listening to songs by singer-musicians Ed Sheeran and Shawn Mendes, spurred him to take up piano and guitar, learn music theory and start writing his own material. Some of Rylands covers have garnered the attention of some of his favorite artists including Carly Rae Jepsen and Shawn Mendes who tweeted '...Checked out some of your covers! Keep it up man. Sounds great.
His goals arent dissimilar to many other artists: I hope I can get to a place where every single time I write that it affects people in that way. I also want to get on big stages and perform my songs for the world he says.