Ryan Wright Featured Artist February 2022 On MarkMeets Music

MEET : Ryan Wright – A rising star, who is one to watch!

Each month here at MarkMeets, we celebrate either a new unsigned music star or an existing artist on the rise and destined for stardom.

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Now meet Ryan Wright, a Virginia-based singer/songwriter/producer, makes songs that don’t make sense on paper—an ethereal, haunted voice reciting anguished lyrics over sugary, synth-driven hooks—yet the results are ageless and contemporary.Wright’s evocative voice expresses an age-old, unnamed agony.

Her lyrics, which are at times filthy, often witty, and occasionally heartbreaking, reveal a sharp wit and a compassionate heart.

Wright’s songs are about the kind of heartbreak that can only be felt during adolescence, yet the truth of her lyrics is universal and inescapable.

Ryan Wright has a mesmerising and hypnotic voice that you fall in love with almost instantly.

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In her new single “A Dream I’ll Forget” Wright finds herself adrift in a delirium of heartbreak as she untangles the unsettling realization that a relationship might not have been everything she thought. Constructed around the concept of waking from a dream with a hazy recollection, the track begins in a lull of lethargic whispers, before brightening into a constellation of starry synths and crackles of fireworks.

“A Dream I’ll Forget” stamps Ryan Wright in the indie music scene.

In a vulnerable moment of introspection, Wright lets the tormenting reality wash over her as she considers that the love she felt was just a product of her imagination, singing, “Sometimes when I sleep, You’re slow dancing with me, but it’s only a dream I’ll forget.” At once confessional and confrontational, her other-wordly vocals hint at a subtle desperation as the reality she once believed to be a dream devolves into a nightmare.

“A Dream I’ll Forget” explores the unsettling realization that a relationship might not have been everything she thought. The track begins in a lull of lethargic whispers, before brightening into a constellation of starry synths and crackles of fireworks.

Wright was born in the suburbs of Northern Virginia in 2002. She began writing songs and performing live alongside her singer/songwriter dad at the age of 11. By the time she was a teenager, she was working in the studio and on stage alongside some of her biggest musical influences. In 2019, she began co-producing her current EP with her dad Todd Wright and collaborator Ethan Mentzer (The Click 5), working to hone a sound that wears its influences on its sleeve while still maintaining an originality and authenticity that defines Wright as an artist.

Her influences range from the classic (The Cars, Roy Orbison, The Smiths) to the current (The Killers, The 1975, Lana Del Ray) to the local musicians she grew up playing with and learning from. Her indie dream-pop has been compared to Lorde, Lennon Stella and The Japanese House.

Ryan Wright told MarkMeets “A Dream I’ll Forget is my most heartbreaking single to date. The song evokes the unsettling feeling of waking up and not quite being able to remember what you’ve dreamt of, but in this
instance you’re waking up and forgetting everything good in a relationship. In the aftermath of a
breakup, you’re left wondering if all the good things you thought you had were just all in your
head. The concept of dreaming is reflected in both the lyrics and production—images of a starry
night in July are backed by the sound of fireworks fizzling in the sky to create an ethereal,
surreal sound. It’s one of my most personal pieces of music and is definitely composed of all of
my deepest, darkest, and melancholy thoughts and feelings.”

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