Danielle Ryan recently released her debut EP, “Middle Of The Madness”, you can stream it here. “This project felt like it was a lifetime in the making. I am so excited to be able to finally share it with everyone. These songs go through different moments in my life. You’ll hear different emotions and different stories. I hope that they can resonate with the listeners and that they can play them over and over again”. Danielle’s favorite song on the EP, “Middle of the Madness.”, was written after her first time going to Nashville after a record deal fell through. “I felt as though I had lost quite a bit of confidence and I was unsure if I was even a good songwriter anymore. “Middle of the Madness” was the very first song I wrote with Jimmy Thow. And it turned out to be, what I think, is a beautiful masterpiece”. The EP was mostly produced by Brian Howes (Serena Ryder and Eric Etheridge). “Brian is an absolute rockstar. He really helped bring these songs to life and had such a vision and passion for the project. I had a great time working with him”.
Ryan grew up on a third generation dairy farm in Pitt Meadows, BC with her parents and three siblings. “Music was always something that we loved and studied. I just happened to stick with it. My brother does a lot of songwriting with me which is very cool”. When Danielle was around 12 years old, she decided that she wanted to be like Taylor Swift, so she taught herself how to play guitar and started writing her own songs and telling her own stories.“I think there’s so many artists that inspire me in different ways. From the old country classics to the women with the pop hits. They all influence me in different ways whether it be a melody, a lyric, or a song title”.The album cover does have a personal touch to it, Ryan and her brother took the photo on the cover of the EP in their backyard! “As cheesy as it sounds, country music is in my blood. I grew up on a farm loving country music. I love the storytelling and the sound and I never thought of doing anything else. I want aspiring artists to know that I think the biggest thing is to be true to yourself and honest. Someone told me this when I was starting out and I’ve always kept it close to my heart. It’s very easy to get caught up and I’ve always tried to make a point of being a genuine, good person”.
Stay up to date with Danielle on Instagram @danielleryanmusic, and check out her website here.