Wildfire + Moving into my house + Fighting my depression

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There's been a lingering question in my mind for quite some time.. "Who is Ryne Meadow?" And, the thing is, I used to think I knew... but that part of me went away a long time ago. 

About two years ago, I moved my life from small town Georgia to the Mega-Metropolis NYC area. I was hopeful, arrogant, and most of all naive. I thought my troubles would leave me with this move, my demons would disappear, and I'd become a completely successful musician based on talent alone. 

Boy, was I wrong. 

Days, weeks, months went by and nothing miraculous seemed to happen. I was frantically trying to keep up with life and art and balance cost of living in between. I felt lost... 

So, what did I do?...

I forced myself to travel back home frequently to make an album that I refused to give up on. It was an expensive and unethical way of doing things... but I was happy doing it. Or I thought I was until it all ended. The album was done, press was contacted, praise was given, and it soon released. That's when I fell into the darkness. And I stayed there for a very long time. 

I lost it all. My will to continue on. My voice that I used to hide behind the many sounds of my music. Myself, in general, was nowhere to be found. And I sat there in that moment, that ended up being almost a year of my life, in defeat. Until one day I decided that the end was nowhere near and that I still have much more to give. I'd like to say life turned around immediately, but life takes time. 

So, with that being said, Ryne Meadow is a work in progress. He's a diamond in the rough, a songbird mending a broken tweet. He doesn't have it all together. Some days are harder than others, because he's human. And that's okay.

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Next Chapter!

In case you haven't been keeping up, I'm beginning to make my new album! This time, I'm going to push myself and vlog the complete process! There are already two videos in the series. In order to save time typing, I'll let you guys watch below!

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A Tale of Two Songbirds: OUT NOW!

There is so much to say about this collection of work, yet it leaves me speechless. For five years, I've nurtured these little stories. I've loved them. I've fought with them. I've let them grow in ways that I never expected and, ultimately, they became what they wanted to be. 

Around three years ago, I was hopelessly lost. The swift transitions of life and my reckless naivety crippled me. It seemed that there was nowhere to turn for any release. I couldn't breathe. I'd struggle to sleep at night, restless from the heartache. The only thing that would comfort me were the soft notes on a piano, paired with words I'd written ages ago. Quietly singing... playing my heart to no audience at all.. dried every last tear. It was in those moments, at 3AM on several warm, July nights, that I knew what I had to do. 

I had to sing. 

Not just for me, but for the voices of who I used to be and those who couldn't. 

I feel so lucky to bear the gift of songwriting: to be able to share such personal things with the world when normal conversation fails me, all while connecting with other people's experiences. You see, this isn't just a hobby for me. This is my happiness. It's my gift from God that I'm supposed to live and breathe every moment of my life. Without music, I'd be nothing. It's the first thing on my mind when I wake up and the last thing I think about before sweet rest. And that's how I got here. 

A Tale of Two Songbirds is my greatest treasure. It's my triumphant story of making it out of the darkness. I love everything about it. The way my voice lilts when I belt into a higher register... the way the temperamental piano sticks and makes that dip sound... the way that all of the little imperfections just play out harmoniously... and, most importantly, the way it grows. 

Sharing this with you is terrifying. It's also the most exciting thing. I know that there's someone in the world that needs it as much as I did. Knowing that alone makes it a little less scary. This holds every piece of my heart in it's bookends and i hope that you'll find yours in it's words. It's the first chapter in a long adventure, an adventure I want to share with you. 

So, this is the story, so far. 

It's imperfectly ideal. 

It's every bit me. 

-ryne <3

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A Tale Of Two Songbirds

My debut album, A Tale Of Two Songbirds, will be released digitally on 03/22/16!

This is so huge for me, guys! I'm ecstatic!

If you would've asked me two years ago, before I started making the demos for the record, that my first album would be finished within NOW, I don't think I would've believed you. The only word that I have for all of this is "surreal."

Thank you for all of the support! 

I love you all!

-ryne <3

Album Progress

Hello guys!

I've been feverishly working on the album, day in and day out. The Indiegogo Campaign ended with $1,658, which is enough to cover the studio time for the album! I'm so excited!

Since it's been awhile, I'm going to share a track from the album with it's progress! It's one of my favorites. It's kind of dark and mysterious. I hope you all like it! <3

I hope you're all well! Updates from the record are coming soon!

-ryne <3


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Indigogo Fund for my Debut Record!

Well, hello there!

It's been awhile since I've updated my little site. That's due in part to the fact that I've been both incredibly busy and incredibly stagnant... But not stagnant in a bad way. Stagnant in the way that I'm taking my time with things, because I'M MAKING MY ALBUM! 

I've been working on perfecting the songs, so I can take them into the studio for mixing. I've been working slowly and playing no shows at all, but that's okay. I have no interest at all in playing out at the moment.

In order to make this record happen, I need to fund it. I've started an Indiegogo campaign to raise funds. There are a lot of prizes in store for you if you contribute and my whole story is available there to read. I'll link it below!

 

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/ryne-meadow-debut-album/x/11735950#/story

I'll keep you guys updated! Love you!

-ryne <3

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Sailor Song: Coming June 9th

I had the honor to go into the studio with the AMAZING Matt Tamisin this past week! We recorded two tracks in a total of two days!

Anna and I got A LOT of video footage from the studio time, so you'll be seeing some of that soon.

For now, here's a preview of the single I'm releasing on my birthday!

There's a lot that's going to be happening in the next year. Will you join me along the way? I'd love to have you along!

I'm so excited! I love you all and can't wait!

-ryne <3

 

Life Update: April 25th, 2015

Well hello there!

It's been quite a while since I've updated this site! Of course, life has happened in that period of time, so I have some things to share with you!

1.) I got a job!

Yes! I'm so excited to announce that I'm FINALLY employed again! It's at this amazing little coffee shop called Starbucks. I don't know if you've heard of it. ;-) At first, it was a bit nerve wrecking, but I think I'm getting used to it! I don't know what I would've done if I had no past experience with being a barista. Everything is so fast paced and crazy up here, but I love it! Also, don't you love how RJ decided to play dress up. I think he's a bit jealous of my job!

2.) I've been doing YouTube.

If you've been following my doings for the past month, this is nothing new to you! I'm posting new videos every Tuesday and Thursday. Let me know what you guys want to see me do/talk about on Thursday's (RyneTyme) video!

3.) I've been felting a lot again, because....

there's something big coming your way in the next few weeks (HINTHINTHINT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)... That's all I'm going to say about that! So get ready! ;-) Keep an eye out on any of my social media networks (especially Youtube) for news! 

That's all I'm allowing myself to report at the moment (literally screaming on the inside with excitement for what's coming)! I will talk to you guys very soon! Make sure to go to my contact page to follow all of my social media links if you haven't already!

Lots of love going out to you all! I can't wait for what's next!

-ryne <3

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