Ryan Liberty Megan Scores NYS Music Premiere for “Sweep” Video
New Mind-Melting Video Now Live on YouTube
[NEW YORK, September 8, 2023] – NYS Music, the Empire State’s premier music news outlet, has given an exclusive nod to New Paltz’s very own Ryan Liberty Megan, by premiering his music video for the alt-country track, “Sweep.” This comes hot on the heels of the significant buzz surrounding his recent album, El Songo.
“Sweep” stands out as a track that “hits your ears in all the right places,” with its groovy trumpet instrumental layered beneath Ryan’s distinctive, semi-raspy vocals. As Faith Logue of NYS Music rightly describes it, it’s a “dreamy and melodic” offering that listeners can sway to, thanks to the guitars and harmonies dancing in perfect synchronization.
Reflecting on the song, Ryan himself offers a poignant perspective, saying, “Imagine it like a phone call that’s being made to the most fragile part of you, giving you instructions on how to survive other humans, how to survive humanity. And in the end, the most important part of that advice or sage wisdom is to be able to just sweep it away. You need to be able to let things go.”
The video itself is a whirlwind experience. Characterized by an eclectic array of imagery, from Ryan’s intimate singing moments juxtaposed with sequences featuring dogs, horses, and highway backdrops, it’s a visual treat. But what truly makes it a Ryan Liberty Megan original are the snippets of random trivia sprinkled throughout. From the surprising fact that “a snail can sleep for three years” to the startling detail that “the eye makes movements 50 times every second,” Ryan ensures viewers come away with more than just a song in their heads. Talking about the creative genius behind the video, Ryan quips, “I loaded this video with useless trivia, so no matter what, people will walk away with something they didn’t have before. My buddy owns a float spa, and he filmed me floating in a tank for some of this!”
From his early days as a noise rock artist known for his electrifying live shows to his current avatar which draws comparisons to the likes of Beck, Wilco, and The Flaming Lips, Ryan Liberty Megan has been a force to reckon with in the music scene. And with El Songo proving to be a testament to his growth and artistry, this latest video promises to be a cornerstone in his storied journey.
Experience the captivating video for “Sweep” by Ryan Liberty Megan, available now on YouTube.
NYS Music is just the latest in a run of press buzz that Ryan’s album has been receiving:
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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