Ryan McMullan is heading back down under, supporting Snow Patrol on their sold-out Australian Tour. Lizotte’s Newcastle is lucky enough to have snagged one of his only headline shows in the country. Our favourite Irishman will grace the Lizotte's stage on August 12.
Following the success of the singles, You Don’t Dance, Oh Susannah and Bowie on the Radio (almost 8 million streams) the young Portaferry songwriter returns with his heart on his sleeve and a beautifully bittersweet pop ballad, In the Back of My Mind. Blessed with an effortlessly sublime voice reminiscent of Paolo Nutini and early Tom Waits, Ryan McMullan delivers yet another soul-nourishing singalong, full of warmth and charm.
“In the Back of my Mind is an old song written years ago, once forgiven but never forgotten. It is both reminiscent and adolescent, but with a desire for maturity. Letting go of something that was never strong enough to hold onto in the first place, while trying to remember exactly that, through readjustment. For me, it was a comfort, and hopefully, it can be for others,” said Ryan.
Ryan’s signature vocal and evocative wordplay take us to a place in time where we have all been; the misty-eyed recollection of young love gone awry and the ever-present sense of longing and regret. The musical arrangement is a classic blend of guitar, piano, strings and percussion, poised at all times to complement and embolden the mood of the singer.
“Songs like this have the power to express what we’re feeling at a certain time of your life. It’s a little snapshot into mine,” Ryan remarks.
Off the back of a five-week US tour supporting Snow Patrol, Ryan is fired up and eagerly awaiting a string of summer festivals across Ireland and special guest appearances opening for The Coronas in Galway and Limerick. Added to the English summer schedule is Ryan’s debut appearance at the prestigious Glastonbury festival.
Armed with his back-catalogue of beautifully crafted songs, Ryan will no doubt be teasing audiences with early glimpses of his forthcoming record; an album rumoured to feature the songwriting talents of mentors Foy Vance and Ed Sheeran.
Visit www.lizottes.com.au for more information and tickets.