RYAN CABRERA is back and making waves. The platinum-selling pop singer, songwriter, musician has returned with a new single, "House on Fire," out now on iTunes and all other digital retailers via Dynamite Music, in partnership with Caroline. A lyric video for the upbeat, feel-good track was unveiled this week (11/3) at ArtistDirect.com and can also been seen now at Vevo.com here. This video is the first to feature computer-generated flaming lyrics.
"'House On Fire' is about burning everything down and being crazy while you can," RYAN explains. "You're living in the moment and enjoying everything you do. A lot of people are afraid to let themselves go, be passionate, and express their feelings. You've got to burn it all down—even if just for one night. Let loose and go nutty! It feels great."
"When they sent Ryan's song to me, I wanted to put together something that captured the sort of carpe diem feeling in his lyrics: burning bright for the moment and embracing that sense of the ever-present now," video director Sky Jason Shields says. "The image of the early morning remains of a beach bonfire came to mind immediately. After trying a few other techniques, I decided to use the 3D tools from Red Giant's Trapcode Suite to bring the bonfire to life. It's a go-to for realistic visual effects in broadcast, and worked well here to make the different sort of lyric video we were aiming for."
Dynamite Music's founder and president Mitch Davis adds, "For 'House on Fire' we wanted to do something special and couldn't be happier to do the first ever lyric video which is on fire. Yes, there has been fire in plenty of videos and even lyric videos, but for this we did the first of its kind; fully rendered lyrics with flames dancing in glorious high definition. For Ryan's fans we wanted to make it amazing. 'House on Fire' literally on fire. Brilliant!"
"House on Fire" is receiving early support from radio--including SiriusXM Hits 1 which premiered the track 10/22--and will officially impact at the top of the new year. RYAN is also putting the finishing touches on an EP and full-length album that will come in 2015. This will mark his first album in nearly seven years.
The song is a perfect blend of the sound his fans have come to love from RYAN, while also pushing forward to a new, mature sound. His knack for writing infectious and emotive songs remains strong, and "House on Fire" is garnering early support from fans and media. Lucas Villa of AXS.com noted, "With the usual guitar are hints of electronica that carry the singer-songwriter through upbeat track…Ryan sounds poised to set hearts ablaze once again with this shining and free-spirited anthem." (10/23/14)
RYAN--who's known for his massive pop hits including "On The Way Down," "True" and "Shine On"--is working with a collection of acclaimed producers and songwriters such as Justin Gray (Mariah Carey, Joss Stone, John Legend, Amy Winehouse, Luis Fonsi), DJ White Shadow, aka Paul Blair, (Lady Gaga), Shelly Peiken (Christina Aguilera, Ed Sheeran, Celine Dion), Nathan Chapman (Taylor Swift, Colbie Caillat), Andrew Fromm (Backstreet Boys, NSYNC, Selena Gomez) and acclaimed mixers Tony Maserati (Beyonce, Black Eyed Peas, Pink, Lady Gaga, Jason Mraz) and Chris Lord-Alge (Miley Cyrus, Green Day, Avril Lavigne, Daughtry), as well as collaborating with fellow musicians and friends Evan Ross and Travis Clark from We The Kings.
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