As 2021 begins, Toronto artist Eric Ryan is ushering in the new year with his endearing single “Stuck.”
The imaginative songwriting and nimble production on “Stuck” showcases how Ryan captured the attention of playlist curators and avid R&B listeners alike. It utilizes timeless soul concepts with velvety guitar chords to back Ryan’s enchanting vocals. The signer-songwriter worked with fellow Toronto guitarists and producers Mike Rouge and Elijah Cruise to bring the track together.
While the production took a strong lead on this ballad, Ryan’s lyricism indeed shined through with a poetic finesse. His use of imagery and hyperbolic lines establishes a relatable tale about reeling from a love connection gone astray.
Toronto R&B has seen a steady increase of music listeners in recent years, and Ryan certainly makes a compelling case for the burgeoning soul scene. Well-known for his reverent YouTube covers, this track’s addition to his growing catalog shows the vast talent Ryan possesses as a musician.“Stuck” is Ryan's first single of the year, and the promising artist has a forthcoming EP set to be released in February.