New Music Monday: Dichotomy


Widely-received Michigan native Ryan Hurd is definitely not slowing down in 2017. Ever since he achieved writing his number one single titled Lonely Tonight (recorded by Blake Shelton and Ashley Monroe), this songwriter is now taking things into his own hands and has started both singing and performing his own original music. His latest single titled Hold You Back is one that captivates the listener for two reason; the first being that it begins with a soft country feel that makes the listener beg for resolution, but the lyrics and melody in this particular piece are a complete dichotomy-the upbeat and happy tune provides conflict for the listener due to the fact that the lyrics are incredibly dark and sad.

While Ryan Hurd has written songs for Blake Shelton, Dierks Bentley, Jake Owen, Maren Morris and Tim McGraw, it is wonderful that he has started to pursue a singing career for himself as well. His many melodies provide an opportunity for the listener to appreciate the transition and growth of an artist, as one who originally starting creating pieces for others has now moved towards a more self-focused career. 

Make sure to keep informed about his tour schedule below!