A few weeks ago, I was busily lining up artist interviews for the WFRN Friend Fest that happened the weekend of June 21st-22nd, 2013. In the process of setting up an interview with Curb Record’s Oswald Brothers Band (OBB) management, I learned that another one of the label’s up and coming artists by the name of Ryan Corn would also be appearing at the festival.
“Check out Ryan’s website and let me know if you want to set up an interview with him,” Ryan’s manager very graciously offered.
Since I did not recall never hearing of Ryan Corn before, I texted my friend and assistant Sarah the website info and asked her to check out his page to see what she thought. If we both thought it was a worthwhile endeavor, we’d figure out a way to fit Ryan into our Saturday schedule.
In less than 10 seconds of listening to the song ‘Burst’, an artist I had never heard of before went from being completely off my radar to being the one to watch in 2014. I didn’t even need to listen to the second song on the website, ‘Wonderful Things’ to confirm my initial suspicions that Ryan Corn is an amazing new talent (but I listened to it anyway…and guess what? It was the most wonderful thing I’ve heard from a brand new to me artist this year!)
Sarah was in complete and total agreement.
Ryan, who was signed to Curb last September, says that “God’s really been opening doors in the past year, and I’m just trying to figure out where I need to be and what I need to do.” While Ryan came to the label with many of his own songs already written, he was able to do some co-writing for his upcoming full length project which will hopefully be released in 2014.
What I liked immediately about Ryan’s song ‘Burst’ was its light, almost whimsical quality that pairs superbly with the song’s lyrical ingenuity. Ryan admits that he has a penchant for organic, true acoustically-driven sounds and I would wholeheartedly agree that he seems to have a way of seamlessly weaving together folk and pop into something really unexpected and special.
When you take all of these elements together, what you’ll find is the fresh, appealingly unique sound that is distinctly Ryan Corn.
So, if you are one of the countless folks who e-mail me on a regular basis wanting to know who the next big thing in Christian music is going to be, I would definitely say to you that Ryan Corn is one to keep an eye on. To get a head start on the crowd by becoming a fan of Ryan’s today, and to check out the songs ‘Burst’ and ‘Wonderful Things’, head over to his website, http://www.RyanCornMusic.com; and as always, keep up to date with Spin: the Blog by getting social with us on Facebook, Twitter, or Tumblr or by signing up to receive new posts by e-mail. We will be sure to keep you posted on any new Ryan Corn news as it becomes available!