It’s that time of year again. No, I am not referring to the holiday season. We will get to the holidays on another post because let’s be real, I’ve been dancing around like a freak to Mariah Carey Christmas songs since before Halloween. I am instead referring the winter music scene. And instead of easing all you music lovers into this beautifully somber/romantic time of the musical calendar Adele went right ahead and threw you into a lyrical tissue box filled, ugly crying, snowbank with Hello. You know what though? I’m okay with it. I feel as if this time of year is important to the musical cycle. As a bear cub goes into their den to hibernate for the cold months only to emerge well fed, fat and ready for the summer some short time later, we as music lovers must emotionally fatten our souls during the winter months with emotionally deep tracks in order to gain retrospect and appreciate the Cruise’s and Barefoot Blue Jean Night’s of the warmer months.
Now, Adele or Sam Smith might be your go-to winter artist for when you’re about to curl up with a good cup of coffee and blanket in front of the fire but I would like to toss another musical hat into the ring at this time to add to your current playlist. His name, Ryan Beaver. His latest single Dark was released in October and is absolutely beautiful. It is powerful, raw, poignant, and uplifting. Ryan just wrapped up a tour opening for the fabulous Ashley Monroe. I caught up with him to find out about his ear dropping new single and find out his favorite spot on the tour. Here’s what he had to say: