Manchester-based, Canadian singer/songwriter Ryan Lamey (The Spiels, Sloganeer) distils experiences of tragedy, trauma and unrelenting pining and anxiety into songs of great warmth, sincerity and, often, a playful wit. His music spans tender low-fi acoustic observations to full-on power pop – music described by the Manchester Evening News as “epic in chorus, heartfelt in sentiment, and rousing in atmosphere.”
Having spent the early 2010s co-fronting the successful Manchester dark pop group The Spiels, Ryan stepped away from music in 2014 to focus fully on fatherhood. However, a subsequent mental health crisis and global pandemic found him turning back to song writing to help make sense of the world around him.
The result is that Ryan returns after his seven-year hiatus with ‘Disordered’ – his first solo album in over 15 years. Written, recorded and performed entirely by Ryan, ‘Disordered’ moves beyond the familiar acoustic pop of Ryan’s previous solo releases as he introduces his own brand of beats and rhythms to this production. Thematically, the songs explore gratitude, grief, and ghosts - and other people not easily forgotten.
‘Disordered’ was released digitally and on CD on May 20th, 2022.