Aly Ryan is keeping busy in 2017. The indie pop singer released her single "No Parachute" in June, and is preparing for the release of her next single "Solo" later this year. You can listen to her debut single on Spotify and download it on iTunes. She's even making waves with her recent collaboration with Postmodern Jukebox. So while she continues to turn out new music, AXS conducted an email interview with Ryan to introduce music fans to this up and coming artist, and learn about what else she may have in store for the remainder of the year.
AXS: How did you make the decision to pursue music professionally?
Aly Ryan (AR): I have always loved how music made me feel. I've been singing since I was two years old [and] my favorite thing to do is to write songs. I feel like music being the right direction in my life was never a question. I always wanted to do it.
AXS: Then do you plan in the studio, or do you similarly go with the flow when it comes to actually recording?
AR: A strong feeling usually is the beginning of a song for me, and then the words just flow. Then I come up with the chords and the melody.
AXS: What can we expect to hear in your next single "Solo"? Is there anything you're particularly hoping to pass onto the listener?
AR: “Solo' is an expression of female empowerment. That's something I stand for whenever I create. There are a lot of new messages in my music [but] I don't want to give away too much yet!
AXS: You don't have tour dates announced yet, but do you see touring as part of your future plans in addition to the new music?
AR: I definitely want to tour at some point. I love to travel.
AXS: While we're waiting for you to release "Solo," who are the artists you would recommend? What's on your personal playlist?
AR: I have so many influences. I love all kinds of music. My playlist is very full. One of my favorite records is by the German singer Annett Louisan. She's made some amazing music. I also love Whitney Houston and Aretha Franklin, and I grew up listening to a lot of ABBA, just to name a few. As you can tell it's very eclectic!
AXS: What was the last great concert you attended as a music fan?
AR: I honestly haven't been to any concerts lately, but Annett Louisan was the first concert I ever went to and I still remember it as being amazing.
"No Parachute" is now available on iTunes. "Solo" will be available later this year.
For more on Aly Ryan, visit her official website.