Declan Ryan - A Balloon.

April 19, 2023

In July 2021, we were among the first to introduce you to the young Australian Declan Ryan, then 15 years old with "Where the Sea Ends". Now 17, Declan released a 4-track EP last Friday, "Blasted, Fleeting Time," which includes "A Balloon."

A rather surprising EP, which deviates a little from the indie-folk influences hitherto very present in its music, to open up to almost cinematic sounds with strings. While keeping the acoustic guitar as a common thread, Declan Ryan has moved up a gear, with more mature writing than ever, and vocal ease that wasn't there two years ago.

Very inspired by the Christopher Robin movie, this song is a bit like a surprise cone. The deeper you dig, the more delicate and subtle little things you find. Gone is the young teenager who didn't dare, and the flower is now well-bloomed.

Entirely self-produced, this artistic little gem is a perfect opener for an EP that will surprise you, both with its originality and its unusual soundscapes. A special mention for "Light Will Leave" and its absolutely fabulous orchestration, worthy of great adventure films.

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