“I wrote [‘We Rise’] a few years ago when I was the frontman of a band I used to be in called “Urban Theory” but never got the chance to release it to the public until now,” said Ryan Green. “I laid down the guitar and vocals but I give full credit to my old bandmates for laying down the rest of the instrumentals and bassist/producer Jake Ward for bringing the song to life. I’m beyond honored to be releasing this single during a time when the world is rising together and calling for change.”
A song. An anthem. For you. For all.
2020 has been a difficult and confusing year for many. And Ryan felt a need to present the simultaneous vision of his single, which matched the sentiments of our current day-to-day.
The ability to adapt and move forth, is what we all do well. Ryan knows we all can get there.
Moving with empathy and conscious kindness, we all can ‘rise’ to the occasion.
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‘We Rise’ is now available everywhere! Give it a listen on Spotify, iTunes, and Amazon or go to my YouTube channel where you can watch the music video (link in my bio!) As I stated in one of my last posts, with all of the injustice and inequality in our world calling for us to end racism once and for all, it’s incredible to see so many people rise to the occasion to speak up and fight for what is right. I can only hope that this song lends a feeling of solidarity and encouragement when listened to. So that I can somehow connect this release to what truly matters right now, I will be matching and then donating all the revenue received in the song’s first month to the BLM movement. To give credit to where it is very much due, it is because of the following people that this release was even possible: @jayawardene101 for not only playing bass and laying down backup harmonies, but also producing, mixing, and mastering the song itself. @michael.jarrett.001 for directing the music video and maintaining creativity and patience all throughout production. @gannjacat (and Rory Freeman who needs an Instagram) for being there when this song was born and helping to structure it into what you’re hearing now. @sarahrosecolonna for being the absolute love of my life, best friend, daily voice of reason, and most bad ass intro shot. Also to @natalie_sweeting @daverohrkemper @ianjancomusic @aishwarya__raut @liamjgillespie for being down to show off their lovely faces and creative passions throughout the video. As well as massive thanks to everyone else who was involved in the video, I love you all! @shrekgroupie @teestell @brendaagutierrez @smore_64 @tylerdurden13 @aimlessairo @m._elizabeth_ @trehultzen @clayton.alxndr @kimberley_tapiatio @knightofdaze @cal1_k1ng @marriedmott @1concrete.teddybear @joffjones @wendy.frances.art @omi.o.my @makjohnson.art @gtridr @astroxander @panacea_beats @jessecameron22 @sarajaneanderson . . . . . . . . . . . . #ryangreen #werise #newmusic #newrelease #debut #debutsingle #band #indie #indiealternative #pop #poprock #singersongwriter #blues #guitar #vocals #harmonies #originalmusic #musicvideo #youtube #cinematography #drones #musiciansofinstagram
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Next time you’re upset about anything, anything at all, just take a minute to look up at the sky. Let views like these be your teacher. Today’s reminder; you are just one tiny spec in a vast, beautiful painting, yet you are totally essential and there’s no other like you. Think about that for a minute. Happy Wednesday y’all 🙌🏼