On the edge of the stage, under the spotlight, and behind a microphone, singer and
songwriter Ryland James thrives. In this space, the artist's voice rings out with a bold
balance of passion, panache, and power, coursing through a fusion of gospel roots,
gritty soul, and anthemic pop straight from the heart. That voice already carried him a
long way from his hometown of Deseronto, Ontario. Additionally, he joined a personal
hero—Alessia Cara—on a spring tour throughout Canada.
Returning from the road, he kicked off his biggest and boldest chapter with the 2019
single "In My Head." Co-written amidst trips to Stockholm and London (which yielded
nearly 100 original compositions), the track highlights Ryland's poetic songcraft and
expansive vocal range. The vocals reverberate with a combination of urgent immediacy and palpable emotion. Ultimately, Ryland makes a connection every time he picks up a microphone in the studio or on stage.