QUEERTY. PREMIERE OF FORWARD EP (PART I)
October 22nd, 2021
Queer recording artist Ryals drops his new album this week, a song cycle inspired by loss of a parent, navigating a foreign society, and enduring a life of homophobia. Far from the downbeat tunes the subject matter would imply, Ryals has composed an energized and sassy compilation of synth-pop, electronica and sexy dance tracks about resilience and personal inspiration. Our favorite track: the piano ballad “My Days,”. The composition and Ryals wailing vocals recall Lady Gaga’s “You & I.”
WONDERLAND MAGAZINE. PREMIERE: RYALS – “FORWARD” MUSIC VIDEO
October 9th, 2021
And, while the track’s messaging boasts a moving undertone, its accompanying music video hopes to allow the feelings of defiance to overpower. Featuring the twisted and torturous scenes of personified ignorance bound and gagged, an infectiously sinister tone is set. And, as RYALS embarks on an attitude-filled serenading of the camera and choreographed dances, watchers become entranced as they enter into his slightly creepy world.
HOLLYWOOD LIFE PREMIERES SINGLE ‘FORWARD’
September 24th , 2021
“Life is like a river,” he shares with HollywoodLife and any young LGBTQ+ listeners that are going through their own moments of emotional stress. “It’s never going to be the same. You learn how to adjust to the new waters every day. Sometimes you relax and enjoy, sometimes you fighting for your life, sometimes all you can do is just try to stay afloat. But no matter what situation you are in right now – it will change. Everything does. It just takes a little time. Believe in yourself, have dreams, believe in those dreams, and don’t you ever, EVER lose hope. You just keep moving it forward.”
POPWRAPPED POP-CULTURE AND ENTERTAINMENT NEWS, PREMIERES NMFA SINGLE
August 27th, 2021
“My hope here is that this simple mantra of NMFA that repeats “not my friend anymore, not my friend anymore”, with an 80’s influenced up-tempo beat and synths, will be able to help you put your head up, take a deep breath, wipe those tears off, dance your heart out, and get your power back. You can be the one who breaks the cycle of abuse – whether it’s verbal, emotional, or physical. Let your broken heart begin the process of healing and learning to love again.”
VENTS MAGAZINE, PREMIERE OF THE SINGLE MIDNIGHT
July 30th, 2021
When asked about his upcoming single “Midnight” RYALS said, “I wanted to have a fire pop dance track on the record for sure. It is also part of me, as a songwriter I can forever sing heartbreaking ballad. I wanted this song to have this dark underground vibe, but also there’s a real broken heart in there, wandering around trying to find the answers on how to be whole again. I love this song so much, it has the nerve. And it doesn’t let go of you until the end”
STITCHEDSOUND MAGAZINE, PREMIERE OF THE SINGLE "GREAT SOCIETY"
September 9th, 2021
” The “Great Society” is a power ballad, written as a response to society’s prejudice and hatred towards LGBTQIA community. Ungrounded prejudice creates an environment, for the kids like us, full of hatred and fear. From early on we hear that people like ourselves are going to be bullied, persecuted, killed and after we die we’re also gonna be punished by “God”and so forever burn in “hell”. Not really understanding what it is all based on, but learning the consequences from the very childhood – we learn to suppress our interests, our longings and our feelings. And it is NOT okay."
GROUNDSOUNDS PUBLICATION, PREMIERE ON MIDNIGHT (ACOUSTIC VERSION)
August 13th, 2021
“I wanted to have a fire pop dance track on the record for sure. It is also part of me, as a songwriter I can forever sing heartbreaking ballad. I wanted this song to have this dark underground vibe, but also there’s a real broken heart in there, wandering around trying to find the answers on how to be whole again. I love this song so much, it has the nerve. And it doesn’t let go of you until the end”
IHEARTRADIO | HEALTHCARE 911 INTERVIEW WITH GAIL TRAUCO AND CHRISTINA NELSON
July 23d, 2021
He is an activist in repealing international anti LGBTQI legislation that results in human rights violations and partners with organizations like Rainbow Railroad that provide immediate assistance to vulnerable people across the globe.