Ry’s debut album, Dawn (2016), was a sublime study in devotional songcraft from a singer who seemed both awed by and in command of its elemental emotions, and one that was nurtured into shape over months of – Ry says – “hibernation” and “emotional sweat” in the mountains north of LA.
RY X honours and expands on his vision with his second album, Unfurl (coming 15th February 2019 on Infectious). Between its rippling beats, mellifluous guitars, poised piano and questing vocals, Unfurl does what its title suggests: develops as if organically from Ry’s previous work, blossoming in delicate new directions while holding firm to its roots.
Soon to open up worldwide on tour, RY X’s live appointments stretch out to Europe and the Americas in early 2019, with more dates yet to be announced. In the meantime, the expansive intimacies of 'Unfurl' await listeners as a warm, raw and refined remove from the elements upon its release in February. Come melt.