Dublin based singer/songwriter Leanne Ryan has released her debut single, “Heady.” The song peaked at #5 on the iTunes Pop Charts, and #12 on the overall iTunes charts. It’s pristine production combines pop and country influences to create a stuck-in-your-head song, and is a great insight into what’s ahead for the singer and songwriter.
Leanne launch the single in a headline show at Sin é in Dublin on the 25th of January. She will be joined by a full band at her single launch, and will perform mostly originals with a few covers. She will be joined by co-headliner, Dublin-based alternative-rock band Ibex.
Though Leanne is the main songwriter of the track, the end product was co-written and co-produced by Silverskin Audio, a production team made up of Adam Grogan and Aaron O’Reilly, who also perform in her band. Leanne and Aaron have been writing and recording together for nearly 20 years, having met in school. In the last year or so, they have decided to take music more seriously and began releasing and performing their music.
Leanne’s music is a mix of pop, heavily influenced by other genres such as country, and Adam and Aaron bring the rock influence. This mix of genres can be heard in “Heady.”
The track was recorded between Leanne’s kitchen and Aaron’s home studio in Wexford. As soon as the demo started coming together, they knew it was going to be their first single.
Tallaght native Leanne started writing music as a kid and has spent the last 15 years honing her craft. She is self-taught on guitar and has spent the last few years writing, busking, and playing weddings. Leanne is working on an EP to be released in February.