Nick Ryan Keeps Up The Good Fight On Latest Single “Give”

By Kenny Bieber

January 5, 2020

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Photo: Evan Criscuolo

It’s no secret that a musician’s life is seldom easy even discounting the challenging year we’ve endured. However, perseverance is key in everything and that spirit is captured on NJ singer-songwriter Nick Ryan’s latest single “Give.” The song is a smoldering rock and soul number that features some of Ryan’s most vulnerable and commanding vocals and offers an honest yet hopeful view of the struggles of being a musician, and the sheer endurance required to carry on. Ryan’s songwriting here is some of his most mature and insightful, and his backing band 'The Mess' are in fine form with tremendously committed performances all around. The band’s dynamic musicality and energy are showcased in the track’s rich production and credit to guitarist Jimmy Franklin and Saxophonist Michael Squillace who both deliver standout work here.

Listen to "GIVE"

As a performer, Ryan has been a veteran in many local Jersey bands and it’s thrilling to see him emerge here as a frontman resulting in one of his most emotionally charged and musically rich tracks thus far, all while offering a showcase for his ever progressing talent and confidence as an artist. With “Give,” Nick Ryan and The Mess once again indicate that they’re one of the most promising artists out right now and their progression will be something to behold in the new year. If Ryan’s musical career can be based off of this latest single he’s got plenty left to “give” listeners. Be sure to listen to the single on all streaming platforms and follow Nick Ryan and The Mess on all social media to keep on the lookout for future announcements and releases!

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Kenny Bieber is a local music journalist and photographer who also highly values a good pun, quality milkshake and swears he doesn’t have too many records. He’s generally just happy to be here.

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