Multi-platinum artist Ryland James has welcomed in the new year with a brand new single, “I Give Everything,” via Universal Music Canada and Republic Records.
The track comes after a year of self-reflection and immense personal growth for the Deseronto, ON native who not only came to terms with who he is but embraced himself with pride.
Take a listen here.
James reveals: “I’m thrilled to be putting this song out into the world as the first of a new era in my artistry. This is truly the most exciting time I’ve experienced in my career and personal growth thus far. That being said, there’s so much to come in terms of visuals, sounds, stories, and an overall heightened sense of creativity for me.”
‘I Give Everything’ is a song I wrote early on in my relationship about falling in love for the first time. I was completely immersed and infatuated with the intensity of the feelings I was experiencing, but I was also fearful of losing myself in the process somehow. The lyrics embody that push-pull between the simultaneous acceptance of and resistance to pure passion.”
The critically acclaimed artist continues his rise to stardom and has no plans of slowing down. With two JUNO Awards nominations his smash hit single “In My Head” from his debut self-titled EP reached platinum certification in Canada, while his catalogue has garnered around 90 million global streams to date.
“I’m just a communicator,” he shares. “I try to explain my truth in a way to help you discover your truth. I hope to be a leader. I want to encourage you to be your most honest and powerful self, by doing the same. Those are the core pillars of my existence.”
In 2019, Ryland emerged on the global stage with his breakout single “In My Head.” It notably soared to #1 on Shazam Canada’s Top 200 chart and went platinum in Canada. Captivating audiences, he supported multiplatinum superstar Alessia Cara on a sold out North American tour and performed at festivals such as Life Is Beautiful. On the heels of his self–titled 2020 debut EP, Ryland James, he exceeded 89 million global streams. He kicked off 2021 with the single “Blame,” which tallied another 6 million–plus streams, and the dance floor banger “Save Me” with Shaun Frank. Along the way, he fell in love for the first time and publicly came out with a heartfelt Instagram post. It was these moments that indelibly impacted his creativity.