Ryan Liberty Megan Scores Idioteq Premiere for “Held” Video
New Video Latest to Feature Music Video for Song off Debut Album, ‘El Songo’
[NEW YORK, November 15, 2023] – Ryan Liberty Megan, the trailblazing alt-country artist from New Paltz, New York, is set to release his latest music video for the emotionally resonant track “Held.” The video, showcasing Ryan’s inimitable style and depth, received an exclusive premiere on Idioteq today, marking a new pinnacle in his creative odyssey.
The music video for “Held,” an exquisite track from Ryan Liberty Megan’s debut album, El Songo, takes a distinct and deeply personal turn. In an unexpected departure from his previous works, the song uniquely features no vocals from Ryan himself. Instead, it showcases his emotive guitar playing, which forms the backbone of this deeply touching piece. This artistic choice adds a layer of introspective depth, allowing the music to speak directly to the listener’s soul.
The video is a poignant montage that weaves together the threads of Ryan’s past and present. It begins with a series of family portraits and snapshots from his youth, featuring cherished moments with family members. These images, brimming with nostalgia and a sense of lineage, paint a picture of the influences and memories that have shaped Ryan into the artist and person he is today.
As the video progresses, it transitions into more recent compositions from Ryan’s current life. Viewers are treated to intimate glimpses of his home, his beloved cats, and the serene, natural landscapes that surround his residence. These current scenes serve as a striking counterpoint to the earlier images, highlighting the journey Ryan has embarked on from his childhood to now.
“Held” distinguishes itself as a track that masterfully marries the gritty essence of alt-country with Ryan’s distinctive sound. It’s a song that speaks to the heart, weaving a tapestry of raw emotion and introspective lyricism. Complementing the single, the upcoming music video promises to be a cinematic journey, rich in narrative and aesthetic appeal, and will be accessible to audiences worldwide post-premiere at this link.
Ahead of the video’s release, listeners can immerse themselves in the haunting beauty of “Held” on El Songo, his inimitable debut album, released on September 30 this year.
Idioteq’s exclusive premiere of Ryan’s music video is just the latest in a run of press buzz that Ryan’s album has been receiving:
NYS Music (Video Premiere)
New Paltz’s eclectic artist Ryan Liberty Megan garnered an exclusive premiere on NYS Music, New York’s premier music news outlet, for his music video of the alt-country track “Sweep.” This recognition from NYS Music arrived amidst the growing buzz generated by his recent album, ‘El Songo.’
Authority Magazine (Interview)
Authority Magazine delved deep into the mind of New Paltz’s musical prodigy, Ryan Liberty Megan. Their expansive interview covered Ryan’s transformative journey, from his noise rock origins to the rich tapestry of sound in El Songo. A must-read for any music aficionado eager to grasp the essence of this unique artist.
Starry Constellation Magazine (‘El Songo’ Album Premiere)
Starry Constellation Magazine unveiled Ryan Liberty Megan’s genre-defying album, El Songo. Nestled alongside some of the brightest stars in the entertainment galaxy, Ryan’s musical magnum opus found a fitting platform to shine and resonate with its cosmic beats and heartfelt rhythms.
Tattoo.com (Video Premiere)
Premiering the music video for “Nevermind”, Tattoo.com had this to say about the track: “There’s a stripped-down, raw feel to ‘Nevermind,’ a little bit lo-fi, a little bit grungy, almost boozy. Gliding on a mid-tempo rhythm, the quavering harmonics drift and float on dream-like textures as Ryan’s syrupy vocals imbue the lyrics with languid surfaces and droll, introspective observations.”
CelebMix (Single Premiere)
Ryan teamed up with CelebMix to premiere the single “Nevermind.” Reviewing the song, the Media & Music site said this about the track: “‘Nevermind’ opens on an alt-country-flavored guitar rolling into a deliciously swaying rhythm topped by visceral, almost shoegaze-like layers of harmonics. Ryan’s deep tenor imbues the lyrics with poignant textures, giving the tune an authentic, intimate vulnerability.”
Canadian Beats (News Article)
Ryan’s first single “Chorus” reached the ears of Canadian Beats, one of the nation’s largest independent music news sites, making a splash on their front page and announcing Ryan’s return to music after over a decade in the shadows.
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About Ryan Liberty Megan
Ryan Liberty Megan is the kind of artist that makes you reach for your bifocals. At a glance, he’s a doting father hailing from sleepy New Paltz, New York, who gave up music to provide for his son. Look a little closer, and you’ll spot a noise rock artist known for playing chaotic, explosive live shows in rowdy bars. But then, managing his lifelong bipolar disorder and ADHD has made him a veteran at straddling diverging impulses. Returning to music after denying himself for over ten years meant a familiar relief – and output more unrecognizable than ever. Is it messy alternative soundscapes punctuated by irreverent lyrics? Or masterfully arranged and oddly sweet sonic waves breaking on molasses vocals? No matter which side of the coin you land, one thing is for sure: it is bereft of easy categorization, owing as much to Mr. Bungle, Melvins and Ween as it does Wilco, Beck and The Flaming Lips.
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