ORIAN (Oh / Ree /An) Having performed and released two albums as Joey Ryan for almost a decade, 2019 saw Ryan morph into ORIAN; a natural progression that reflected the songwriters move away from his folk and acoustic roots into a more indie alternative and atmospheric space.
After independently releasing his first two singles Tryin’ and Holding On in May and November 2019, ORIAN achieved support from Irish radio stations such as RTE Radio One, BBC Ulster, RED FM, BEAT 102103, KCLR, Dublin City FM and Shannonside, alongside support from Radio Eins, TIDE and Fritz Radio in Germany. After taking some time to redefine his approach and style, ORIAN is back with new release Ask You Twice, co-written and produced by Berlin based Producer Joschka Bender, and mixed with additional production by ANDOR, which will be released on September 18th 2020.
With influences ranging from The National to Bon Iver; Hozier to The War On Drugs; ORIAN is guitar melody-based, atmospheric indie folk; with strong yet delicate vocals. Having completed his second headline tour of Germany in February 2020, ORIAN Ask You Twice is the first of five new singles from the Irish artist, planned for over the next few months. Joey has performed and supported many artists over the past few years in Ireland and Germany. Notably Mick Flannery, JET, Bastille, Georg Ezra, John Spillane, David Ryan Harris, Jack Lukeman.
''To me, writing music feels as necessary as breathing and I always get excited when I start to write a new track. I love releasing new music into the world.''
Whether Live of in-studio, the acoustic guitar is still at the heart of what i do.