Ryan Liberty Megan Unveils Boundary-Blurring Single “Sweep”
An Antidote to the Banal in Today’s Musical Landscape
[NEW YORK, September 8, 2023] – Fresh off the heels of his idiosyncratic visual odyssey for “Nevermind” (receiving an exclusive premiere on Tattoo.com), Ryan Liberty Megan is back to rattle the aural cosmos with his newest track, “Sweep.” Having already gotten the ball rolling last month with the release of “Chorus” on Aug 1st (as featured on Canadian Beats), and its accompanying music video, he’s returned with another avant-garde single. “Sweep” definitively shatters the sonic stratosphere, offering listeners a departure from the commonplace pop-hooks and retread indie sensibilities that have inundated airwaves. The single is available across all streaming platforms as of today, September 8th.
If the likes of Tom Waits, Billy Bragg and Wayne Coyne had a digital-age offspring, it would echo in the corridors of “Sweep.” Shunning formulaic approaches, this track is an esoteric escape route from the tyranny of the predictable. Synthesizers and organic instruments blend in an ethereal communion, while Ryan’s soul-laden vocals carve hieroglyphs on the walls of our eardrums.
“Imagine… 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.”
-Ryan Liberty Megan, Art-Country/Alt-Rock Artist
While “Nevermind” left us pondering the struggle between self-love and the desperate desire for external validation, “Sweep” thrusts us into an existential realm where moments are fleeting, but their emotional imprints last a lifetime. It’s not just a song; it’s a psychotropic journey in three minutes and forty-five seconds.
Ryan Liberty Megan’s “Sweep” is not merely another track to add to your playlist. It’s an experience—otherworldly yet intimately familiar—that echoes long after the final chord resonates. It’s the antidote for those jaded by the saccharine platitudes and formulaic beats that often masquerade as ‘innovation’ in today’s music industry.
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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