Kate Ryder understands her own internal duality.
In her mind, there’s another version of her — an alter ego of sorts — that lives beneath the surface. She has described that alternate her as “(someone) that exists in John Hughes movies and can kick ass and say what she wants when she wants to.” Her songs give that internal spirit a voice, projected through the lens of an accomplished former songwriting student at Berklee who shared the halls with Charlie Puth, Ashe, and a host of future music industry stalwarts. Having developed her craft as a writer for artists like The Love Elektrik and Chelsea Bain, Ryder eventually understood that these deeply personal songs had to be offered to the world through her voice to give her the fulfillment she craved.
In developing her sound, her musical style has taken on inflections of pop, R&B, and “coffee shop singer-songwriter,” delivering brutally honest reflections on love sprinkled with cynicism and served with a healthy dose of sarcasm.
Her style has been described as “a lot pop, a little r&b, a little coffee shop song writer with more feelings than dollars – a little sarcastic, a lot hopeless romantic, a bit cynical, a lot honest.” The Nashville-based artist is currently focused on writing/recording, but is releasing new music in the future.
This track was one of our favorites that reached our ears this previous New Music Friday, so be sure to give it a listen below!
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