Out singer/songwriter Ryland James serves up a soulful take on losing a bit of ourselves when we love someone too much – “I Give Everything.”
The track builds with a smolder until Ryland reaches the chorus and drops that heavy beat echoing the full, unfiltered passion of a man in love. This guy’s got some serious vocal chops and he’s not afraid to use them.
“I Give Everything” is a song I wrote early on in my relationship about falling in love for the first time,” says the platinum-selling artist. “I was completely immersed and infatuated with the intensity of the feelings I was experiencing, but I was also fearful of losing myself in the process somehow.”
Ryland’s straight to the heart lyrics embody that push-pull between the simultaneous acceptance of – and resistance to – falling in love.
I wanna love you / But don’t wanna lose me
Cause every time I dive in deep / I give I give everything
Take a listen to “I Give Everything.”
In his short but impressive career James has garnered two JUNO Awards nominations and high praise from critics including Billboard which wrote in 2019, “James shows off Adele-like qualities with a soaring chorus and emotional heartbreak-ridden lyrics.”
That was in regard to Ryland’s breakout single “In My Head,” which hit #1 on Shazam Canada’s Top 200 chart and went platinum in Canada.
Following the release of his self–titled 2020 debut EP, Ryland James, he surpassed 89 million global streams.
Along the way, he fell in love for the first time and publicly came out.
In June 2021, he released his single “3 Purple Hearts” which chronicled how he met his boyfriend online thanks to a romantic response to an Instagram post.
Ryland promises “I Give Everything” is just the beginning of big things to come in 2022.