Ryan Nealon

FRESH: ‘Lights Out’ – Ryan Nealon

Ryan Nealon puts the “Lights Out”

After the success of his independent releases garnering over 600,000 streams collectively, Los Angeles based singer/songwriter Ryan Nealon is releasing “Lights Out” today, which is the third track from Nealon’s highly anticipated EP. “Lights Out” is an anthem about finding yourself again after an abusive relationship.

Ryan tells us: “Lights Out”, which is the third song off of my EP coming this fall, is about bouncing back from an emotionally abusive relationship and learning to respect and love yourself all over again. I wrote this song with my friend Haleigh Bowers and we wanted to create something uptempo but with a deeper meaning, and it really helped me get closure from my past relationship. When I say “Won’t let you love me now, even with the lights out”, I didn’t fully believe it then, but I sure as hell do now”.

“Lights Out” was recorded, mixed, and produced by Zack Djurich (NAS, Kanye West, Teyana Taylor) athis studio in North Hollywood, CA.

Ryan, 25, is a singer/songwriter from San Diego, CA and is based in Los Angeles, CA. Nealon has received a Bachelor of Arts Degree (BA) from the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) for Ethnomusicology – Jazz Studies with an emphasis in Jazz Voice. As an unsigned artist, Nealon has over 10,000 followers on socialmedia. Along with media content, Ryan has booked countless successful shows at renowned venues all across the United States such as Rockwood Music Hall in New York City and The Hotel Cafe in Los Angeles. Ryan has also collaborated with several artists of notoriety such as Alisan Porter, Brooke Simpson, and India Carney from NBC’s “The Voice, Noah Barlass and Matt Bloyd from “The Four” and has sung background vocals for artists such as Matoma and Scout Willis.

Ryan has also been featured in The Los Angeles Times. his most recent credits include having his song “Sleepwalking” placed in the Lifetime Original Movie ‘Black Hearted Killer’ (2020) and having his song “City” placed on Apple Music’s “Breaking Pop” playlist (2019). Nealon’s last two releases, “Ready to Love Again” and “Mistakes”, have both collectively garnered over 200,000 streams and have both gained a large amount of positive press.

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So perhaps you’ve read an article or two that I’ve written and wondered “just who is this character?”! Well I thought maybe it would be time to introduce myself and what I’m all about. Well it’s all about the music! Having been born in the late 1970’s I was heavily influenced by my parent’s love of ‘popular’ music and rock and roll of the 1950’s and 60’s. My Mother always said she should of married Elvis and my father was, and is still, in love with Sandie Shaw! But while my Dad’s tastes stopped in about 1967, my Mum carried on loving music throughout the 70’s, 80’s and beyond. My first memory was playing on the floor whilst my Mother was ironing one day with the radio on, and hearing ABBA’s “Super Trouper” dancing my nappy off to it! Maybe that’s where it all went wrong…?! Having been subjected to all and sundry in my infant years, I finally found my feet in the mid-1980’s and began ‘partying’ to the likes of Culture Club, Stevie Wonder(!), Elkie Brooks and Bananarama to name but a few! The year 1987 would have a profound effect on my listening tastes and from thereon in my life would be dominated with buying and listening to music. Any number of outstanding songs were released and listened to that year, most notably “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now”, “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” and “La Isla Bonita”. That Summer my mind was completely taken over with music and sounds I’d never heard before and I was totally taken in by it all. My father would say “whaaar rubbish you got on naaaaao?” (I’m from Norfolk!) but I was hooked. And it continued so for the rest of the decade and the next. At the beginning of 1988 I ‘met’ my true love and the singer I’ve worshipped more than any other artist or group. You may know of her. She’s from Australia…! Aside from pop music, my tastes are many and varied and continues to grow and expand as I ‘mature’ in age. I’ve always been heavily interested in films and in particular the mechanics of film making and of course film music, so scores and subsequently orchestral music takes up a lot of my tastes and collection. 90’s dance and club tunes also takes up much of the space in my head and I’m surprised my brain has stopped shaking from the years of abuse it took being dragged to nightclubs, often three times a week in my 20’s! I find with each year that passes I regress back to my youth and of course the 1980’s. 80’s music dominates and the lust to see as many 80’s acts and singers play live now is insatiable. I’m still getting into the groove as much as every breath I take, but I’m never gonna give up listening to my heart and pumping up the volume, simply because I LOVE MUSIC…any kind of music!