The defining feature of Ryan Downey’s music is his voice; a jaw-dropping blend of Scott Walker and Bryan Ferry that drives his gloriously-crafted songwriting. Downey blends intrigue and intimacy in his glorious 2018 debut album Running. Long-listed in the Australian Music Prize, it’s a stand-out debut that reveals an artist capable of balancing cheek and sincerity, classicism and swagger and grandeur and restraint, all within a single composed breath.
The Melbourne Art-folk artist has won the hearts of audiences worldwide with his mesmerising stage presence following a UK/EU tour supporting Marlon Williams, national tours with Tiny Ruins and Sarah Blasko, sold-out headline shows, winning the 2018 Upstart Award, opening for Julia Jacklin, Luluc and performing at Falls Festival, MONA, BigSound and more. Ryan is currently writing his anticipated sophomore album.
Running is available worldwide via Barely Dressed Records / Remote Control.