RY X Shares Video for YAYAYA, US Tour Happening Now

RY X Shares Video for YAYAYA, US Tour Happening Now

Following excellent reviews for his new album Unfurl, released last month via Infectious, RY X has today shared a visually arresting video for new single "YaYaYa".

Of the video RY says: "In the creation of this video I wanted to explore the balance of masculine and feminine in its divinity and sensuality, and allow the feminine to take on the likeness and analogy of elemental nature too. The greater arc and theme was that of the opening mind, of what we perceive our world to be, and the breaking open of that into new landscapes. I brought on the beautiful artist KaytenSchmidt to hold the space of the feminine in this piece and directed it with a well-known photographer, Dean Bradshaw, to capture the beauty of form and nature in remembrance of artists like Peter Hujar and Robert Mapplethorpe. By my side in creative direction was the wonderful woman and friend, Lefawnhawk, who is a powerful artist and visionary in her work individually and in collaboration. I feel honoured to carry out a vision in my mind with such wonderful people and artists around me."

Click HERE to watch.

Critical acclaim for Unfurl, out now on Infectious:

"There's a sense of spacious freedom to these songs... The ghost of Jeff Buckley walks on the melodramatic 'The Water', while 'YaYaYa' and 'Mallorca' are slices of gossamer pop heaven... Gorgeous." Uncut - 8/10

"Startlingly beautiful...The Australian further finesses the ambient, floaty, vaguely James Blakeian post-folk and alt-R&B that earned his debut plaudits." Sunday Times

"Stark, hushed digital ballads... RY layers guitar, keyboard drones and beats behind a panoply of voices, self-harmonising with whispers, cries and choral reverb... Bliss." MOJO

"The Australian singer-songwriter gives Arena-sized songs the intimacy of whispered fireside confessionals." The Observer

"A fragile, beautiful collection, anchored by powerful melodies... A striking, engaging second album." Record Collector - 4 stars ****

"Locating the sweet spot somewhere between James Blake, Thom Yorke and Jeff Buckley, his orchestrations and svelte electronica are a finely balanced and luxurious concoction."

The Mirror

"Mellow beats draped with piano, subtle synth work and handsome vocals... RY X is a talented guy with a singular vision." DIY

"A tasteful mix of piano, acoustic guitar and electronica, and a falsetto so soft his voice becomes part of the soundscape... This second album sets a beautiful mood, perfect for playlists that conjure late-night atmospherics." Evening Standard

"The quiet storm that's hiding all across RY X's second outing evokes an intense passion. Each pulsating beat drums forward, building a level of sure-fire intensity." DORK - 4 stars ****

"Unfurl seems a pretty apt name for the album. It's many layers unfold and wrap themselves around you, like a warm blanket after an invigorating surf." CLASH

RY X continues his international tour with US headline shows followed by a number of summer festival appearances before he returns to the UK for a special performance accompanied by an orchestra at theRoyal Albert Hall in October. Upcoming live info below...

Thursday March 28th : LOS ANGELES : The Theatre at Ace Hotel

Friday March 29th : SAN FRANCISCO : Grace Cathedral

Monday April 1st : PORTLAND : The Old Church

Tuesday April 2nd : VANCOUVER : Rio Theatre

Wednesday April 3rd : SEATTLE : Nordstrom Recital Hall

Saturday April 6th : MEXICO CITY : Teatro de la Ciudad

Monday June 3rd : DUBLIN : Forbidden Fruit Festival

Sunday June 30th : WERCHTER, BELGIUM : Rock Werchter

Wednesday July 3rd : VILNIUS, LITHUANIA : Botanical Garden

Saturday July 6th : EWIJK, NETHERLANDS : Down The Rabbit Hole

Friday July 12th : ALGES, PORTUGAL : NOS Alive

Monday October 14th : LONDON : Royal Albert Hall


photo credit: Kacie Tomita

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