Today, New York-based musician Ryan Egan unleashes his latest single – a slow burner titled “Swarm” – unto the world. Compelling in its simplicity, the track is driven into existence by simplistic instrumentals and soft, persistent percussion. As the instrumentals layer in and blossom, Egan asks the existential questions like “Am I close to the edge, or am I stepping out?” and “How does it feel to be free when I let it go?” He recognizes the “dangerous ground” that he’s walking, utilizing lines in his lyrics that add a dimension of mystery and flare to the easy-listening, fun pace of “Swarm”.

Admits Egan of the track:

In many ways, this song is a perfect representation of the sound I’ve been digging for over the years as a composer.  At a certain point, I knew there was a very organic, common ground between my biggest influences from Bjork to Radiohead to D’Angelo.  Of course I don’t think that any one song can capture this sentiment entirely, but hopefully when listening to the various things I write and release, people can start to connect these dots and will find something unique that resonates with them.

“Swarm” is out now. Keep up with Ryan Egan here.

Meredith Schneider

Meredith Schneider

Editor in Chief at Imperfect Fifth
Meredith is often referred to as an entrepreneur, photographer, writer, and multi-media maven. She is currently the Editor in Chief at Imperfect Fifth, Co-Owner/Co-Producer at DoubleTake Productions, a ticket seller at a concert venue in KC, and a freelance writer/photographer. In her free time, she likes to make baked goods and complete DIY projects alongside her trusty – OK, not so trusty – cat Schmidt. She loves Batman so much she named her car Bruce Wayne. You can find her random musings on Twitter and Instagram.
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