There have been a lot of exciting new releases in the past week or so from the likes of M83 and Frightened Rabbit, but there was one track in particular that really gripped me. For this week’s Track of the Week I have chosen a gorgeous stripped-back gift of a song called ‘Only’ from Australian singer-songwriter RY X. If you’re a fan of Ben Howard, I’m sure you’ll love this.
RY X (real name Ry Cuming) released his first album in 2010 under his real name and returned in 2013 when he released the brilliant, atmospheric track ‘Berlin’ under the name RY X. He first came to my attention when I randomly discovered his track ‘Love Like This’ on Spotify last year, which is an absolutely wonderful song and well worth listening to. His music has that wonderful gift of bringing you to another state of mind, making you forget about what is going on around you.
Yesterday RY X announced that his album Dawn is coming out May 6th and shared the first song from the album, ‘Only’, which I fell in love with pretty much straight away. This is a truly stunning song which deserves some allocated time to go and find some quiet space, put on some decent headphones and press play. Trust me, you won’t regret it.