Ryan Van Dordrecht, a true maestro of musical storytelling, is set to release his highly anticipated album, "Undone," on January 5th, 2024.
This upcoming masterpiece, marked by the brilliance of its two lead singles, “Human Nature” and the titular track “Undone,” promises to be a milestone in Ryan’s already illustrious career. “Undone” is not just an album; it’s a journey back in time, a sonic odyssey that restores the 1970s AOR sensibility.
Ryan’s formative influences, including the likes of Bruce Springsteen, Steely Dan, Fleetwood Mac, and Bonnie Raitt, weave seamlessly into the fabric of this musical narrative. The result is a modern vintage aesthetic that resonates with the echoes of contemporary artists such as Jenny Lewis, Father John Misty, Neal Francis, and Phoebe Bridgers.
Recorded and mixed at Red Rockets Glare Recording Studios by Raymond Richards, the album boasts a production pedigree that elevates its sonic richness. Mastered by Greg Calbi (known for his work with David Bowie, Bruce Springsteen, and Patti Smith) and Grammy-winner Steve Fallone (renowned for his contributions to Paul Simon, Bob Dylan, and The Beatles) at Sterling Sound, “Undone” stands poised to be an auditory feast.
The first glimpse into the album comes with the exhilarating single “Human Nature.” With brilliant guitar lines and a dynamic arrangement, the track captivates listeners from the opening chords to the final notes. Ryan’s lyrics, simple and honest, speak profound truths that cut straight to the hearts of those fortunate enough to embark on this musical journey.
The title track, “Undone,” emerges as the crowning jewel of the album. Mesmerizing and memorable vocal melodies take center stage, establishing it as a true masterpiece of AOR music. The song opens with a captivating drumming riff that serves as a portal, inviting listeners into the realm of “Undone.” It sets the stage for a musical expedition that promises to be nothing short of extraordinary.
By the sheer quality of these two singles, the anticipation for “Undone” reaches a crescendo. Ryan Van Dordrecht’s ability to blend nostalgic influences with a contemporary twist positions this album as one of the most promising releases of the upcoming year. As the echoes of “Human Nature” and “Undone” linger in the air, it becomes evident that this album will be a cherished addition to the tapestry of timeless AOR brilliance.
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