After a one year hiatus, followed by the successful release of single ‘Ask You Twice’ in September, singer-songwriter ORIAN is set to release his new track ‘Grateful’ on November 13th.
Alternative Irish songwriter ORIAN follows up with ‘Grateful’, a thoughtful and poignant track about letting those close to you in.
Co-written with Craig Walker (Power of Dream/Archive), understated harmonics and crisp, pop guitar melodies follow ORIAN’s soulful voice closely, adding an emotional weight to his words. The track was produced by ANDOR, giving it an epic and swelling ambience.
An epic and swelling ambience
Though penned prior to our current global context, ‘Grateful’s sentiment rings true for ORIAN now more than ever. About learning to lean on those around you when you need it most, his lyrics are reflective, humble, and grounded – an incidentally perfect fit for the times.
‘Grateful’ “reflects the vulnerability that I feel, and how important having the right people around you can be at these times. In short, it’s a reminder to be there for one another, and to be grateful for the people we surround ourselves with.
Having performed and released two albums as Joey Ryan for almost a decade, 2019 saw Ryan morph into ORIAN; a natural progression that reflected the songwriters move away from his folk and acoustic roots into a more indie alternative and atmospheric space.
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In short, it’s a reminder to be there for one another, and to be grateful for the people we surround ourselves with.
After independently releasing his first two singles Tryin’ and Holding On in May and November 2019, ORIAN achieved support from Irish radio stations such as RTE Radio One, BBC Ulster, RED FM, BEAT 102103, KCLR, Dublin City FM and Shannonside, alongside support from Radio Eins, TIDE and Fritz Radio in Germany.
Reflecting the time taken to redefine his approach and style, ORIAN’s Ask You Twice (co-written and produced by Berlin-based Producer Joschka Bender; mixed with additional production by ANDOR) was released in September 2020 is soon to be followed by ‘Grateful’, produced by ANDOR, co-written with Craig Walker, and mastered by Ainsley Adams, set to be released November 13th 2020.
Influences ranging from The National to Bon Iver; Hozier to The War On Drugs
Having completed his second headline tour of Germany in February 2020, ORIAN’s Ask You Twice and Grateful mark the first two out of five new singles from the Irish artist planned for release over the next few months.
Joey has performed and supported many artists over the past few years in Ireland and Germany. Notably Mick Flannery, JET, Bastille, Georg Ezra, John Spillane, David Ryan Harris, Jack Lukeman
ORIAN delivers a very emotional and deep performance in his song Holding On that also showcases his compelling vocals and unique melodic talents
Joey Ryan, aka ORIAN, has a tenderness that is caught in the tenor of his voice; a great sympathy for the world, you sense, despite the inescapable tinge of sadness that is there too
Orian shows a talent for a catchy hook; a taste for pop rock balladry – and the sensitivity and way with a song to make that a good thing.
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