The singer and songwriter of pop music known as Ryan Maynard has released his debut LP album, “Welcome to Utopia.” The record contains 12 original Maynard tracks for an approximate total listening time of 45 minutes. It has been proudly published on the Ryan Maynard Music independent record label without the direction of the corporate music industry. Grooving, uplifting, and suitable for earphones, nightclubs and commutes alike, “Welcome to Utopia” announces that Ryan Maynard has arrived.
New Brunswick, Canada’s Ryan Maynard is a pop fan through and through.
“I grew up loving Britney Spears like every other kid my age at the time,” he writes, “but I’ve always been influenced by artists that can utilize their voice in that mesmerizing way like Ellie Goulding, Troye Sivan, even Justin Bieber.”
It may come as no surprise, therefore, that Maynard’s “Welcome to Utopia” is a pared-down, no-frills collection of danceable songwriting with an emphasis on crystal-clean vocal performances and dreamy, slice-of-life lyric themes. To hear his fans tell it, though, “Welcome to Utopia” is only a complete experience when a Ryan Maynard live show caps it off.
“I started my career hosting singing competitions on Canada’s east coast,” says Maynard. “We gave away a trip anywhere in North America, thousands of dollars, and I would perform each week and eventually became known for my stage presence and unpredictable shows.”
Also a large part of Ryan Maynard’s album is the genuine, heartfelt narrative it tells, none of which is make-believe: “I wrote every song on the album to tell the story I wanted to tell, so that I could speak to my fans 100% as me.”
Asked to comment on the overall message of “Welcome to Utopia,” Ryan Maynard writes that “Utopia is a place every single one of us has been … above the clouds, on top of the world … that feeling of absolute bliss – a feeling that often overcomes the feeling of mortality. Sometimes we choose to exist in that realm because it feels better than the reality of the often dark world that surrounds us. But what happens when those two worlds collide? Will Utopia save you, or will it be your demise?”
While it may seem idyllic, there’s much more to the record than just fluffy clouds and a verse/chorus song structure.
“The imagery throughout the album points to a world filled with unrest,” Maynard says, “much like the world we live in today. The light from the sun on the cover is beautiful, but is it a sunset or a sunrise? Either way that beauty is only temporary. Nobody knows where this world is headed, and I think that’s a great metaphor to describe how everyone feels right now. Is this the dawning light of a new day, or the last beautiful moment before darkness rises?”
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