A Little Daily (Musical) Inspiration: Ryan McDermott

The other day I was hanging out with some friends and we decided to make a rap. One friend beat boxed while the rest of us each dropped a verse (it’s dropped right?). I even threw in a hook I made up… lucky for you guys, we recorded it! So maybe one day I will put it up… Until then, here is a little daily inspiration for you.

By now you know that I love people pursuing their passions whether that be as an artist, a teacher, a scientist, a father… whatever! As long as they love it. A friend of mine, Ryan Mcdermott, has been following his passion for music for quite some time now. He’s just recently released an amazing single, “If You Wanna Fall,” and completed the music video! I gave him my “expert” musical opinion on the piece and said, “Yep, I would definitely blast this while I drive.”

Ryan isn’t recording in a fancy studio, or backed by some huge record label (yet), he’s doing this all on his own. He’s producing great music because he’s passionate about his craft.

Luckily, Ryan was gracious enough to answer a few questions and share his new video! Check them both out below!


What artists inspire you?

The artists who speak what they dream at night.

If you could perform with one artist who would it be?

Salvador Dali

When did you know you wanted to perform?

I don’t remember a time without it. 

If you had one piece of advice for someone interested in singing, what would it be?

Everybody feels things in a particular way. Can you express what you feel in a way that’s universally felt?

If you couldn’t sing, what would you do?

I would create or innovate through whatever skill or opportunity was available to me. When I was a kid I would draw up plans for amusement parks and build little rides in my backyard.

Quick, what’s the first thing that comes to your mind?

Cauliflower

Describe your perfect day…

Sun, good music, laughter, honesty, realness.

What are you thankful for?
God, the center that makes all things of value.

If you’re interested in downloading his single click HERE. Check out his website HERE and follow him on Twitter @RyanMcDMusic for updates on his upcoming mix release.

Thanks for sharing your work with us!

~Thankful

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