Social media has brought us an endless catalogue of talent that we would normally never be able to find without platforms like YouTube, Instagram, Twitter and yes…maybe even Snapchat.
Musicians and artists in particular are easy to miss, just because of the sheer amount of them there are. Remember that YouTube wonderland thing we’ve talked about? Yea, well this is kinda along those lines. If you want the good stuff, you’re gonna have to dig a little.
For any and all up and coming Influencers and artists, you might want to take heed of what he had to say! Check out our exclusive interview with Ryan John down below, and don’t forget to check out theband Vú on Instagram right here!
What is the hardest part of building a social media presence?
Standing out from the crowd. I feel like that’s the obvious answer but it’s true. Everybody’s chasing the dream and throwing it all over social media, so you have to give people a reason to care.
What first inspired you to start writing music?
Honestly I can’t remember, I’ve been writing music since I was a child…and that’s no bullshit. The songs were awful but I have always been very passionate about expressing myself in that way. Ever since I fell in love with music I’ve been making it. It’s always been there and always will be and that’s my favorite thing about it, besides the way it makes me feel.
Which social media platform do you think helps support artists the most?
Well all of them are pretty great for promoting and generating buzz for music, but each [one] of them has their [own] flaws and limitations, so you have to use all of them to their strengths.
How would you describe your music style?
Hmmm I’d have to say, “it sounds like the Beatles produced by Dr Dre.” Now I’m not in any way comparing myself to those legends, but I write kinda poppy, minor tunes on the guitar, and my production style is very much rooted in hip hop. I like to think it blends together nicely. I’d call it Alternative Pop?
What has been the greatest experience in creating/performing music so far?
Just being able to play all the cool venues that I’ve played, and seeing the whole thing progress. It’s addictive, all of the experiences have been quite amazing, and it just makes me wanna keep growing this and have more [of them].
There are so many! I’d love to produce a Red Hot Chili Peppers record.
If you could attend one concert, past, present or future, what would it be?
The Beatles, for sure.
What keeps you going with music when you feel like giving up?
It’s all I’ve got. I’ve put too much into it to walk away now, and I just love it so much. Music is amazing, and has never let me down. Even if I stopped pursuing music professionally, I could never stop playing and creating. It’s my favorite thing in the world. But my progression as an artist also keeps me going…looking at where I started and what I’ve accomplished just makes me want to see how far I can take this.