Following three sold-out shows at London’s Lafayette, British singer-songwriter Sam Ryder has just released his first single of 2022 ‘SPACE MAN’, available now on all streaming platforms via Parlophone/Elektra Records. Sam has quickly become a reliable name when it comes to releasing songs of depth, honesty and quality and the new single is an exciting taster of what’s to come this year.
Listen to the track here
‘SPACE MAN’ is richly raw, as Sam describes what the world would be like if he was an astronaut, in the dreamiest sense. His authentic lyrics are paired perfectly with the gravelly voice that makes Sam Ryder’s music so remarkable. Sam Ryder’s bold music is storytelling refracted through a universal lens, it’s reminiscent of Elton John’s work, a bouncy pop anthem full of both fun and deeply personal lyrics.
The Essex-based singer-songwriter has been making sure he remains true to his art since the industry spotlight fell on him. The meteoric rise was caused by the viral hit ‘Whirlwind’ that was uploaded online without any expectations and any anticipation of what was to follow. The voice behind it was completely new to the premise of where writing a great song might lead him. Even now he’d tell you that he’s still slowly working it all out, but this new single sounds as fully realised and confident as any in recent memory.
In a time where the world was plunged into darkness in 2020, Sam Ryder found his light through music, this led him to post cover versions of his favourite tracks online. Consequently, this was picked up and shared by the likes of Justin Bieber, Sia, and Alicia Keys – just to name a few, from there on in, life changed for the musician.