Stacey Ryan, the 22-year old Montreal singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist who created a worldwide sensation this year with Don’t Text Me When You’re Drunk, offers up sage midsummer daydream advice to a sun-drenched pool of suitors who are about to get in the water over their heads, in her brand new Deep End single and video available today via Decca/Island Records US. “If you wanna be with me,” warns Stacey in the summery uptempo song, “better stop to think/tread carefully/before you jump into the deep end.”
Deep End follows-up Stacey’s Fall In Love Alone, first released in May, a look at potentially unrequited love, knowing the other person has a hard time committing and hoping they don’t fall in love…alone. Her ever-evolving body of work continues to show the full extent of her songwriting powers and one-of-a-kind musical imagination. A classically trained jazz pianist who also plays guitar, bass, ukulele, and trumpet, she possesses an undeniable knack for lyrical storytelling, melodies that endlessly wander into unexpected places, a singular sense of rhythm and song structure that wholly reflects her jazz background.
Stacey kicked off her first-ever headline tour of North America last week, with stops in the Big Apple, then her hometown of Montreal, before wrapping up in LA. Last month, Stacey was one of eight acts personally chosen by Duran Duran to open their BST Hyde Park festival shop. (These are Stacey’s first dates since the spring, when she was the support act on-tour with New York City band Lawrence; followed by a hometown performance on the Main Stage of the Montreal Jazz Fest.)