INTERVIEW: Ryan Haynes

Hi Ryan, welcome to VENTS! How have you been?

Been great as of recently so definitely can’t complain!

Can you talk to us more about your latest single “Fingertips”?

Fingertips is the first single from my new self titled artist project. It was something I have been wanting to do for a while and finally got a chance to dive into the project. This was a special one as it sets the tone for the rest of the project right out of the gate.

Did any event, in particular, inspire you to write this song?

I think we have all felt like we were just slipping away at some points in our lives. Just the feeling of hopelessness and not really being able to get out of it. There might be others around you that you think can help but don’t and watch the whole thing transpire.

How was the filming process and experience behind the video?

Daniel Kelly is an amazing videographer that I have worked with for a long time and we have GREAT chemistry so it was pretty easy. Sat down and wrote it all out then set out to our locations to get it done!

How was the recording and writing process?

It was a great experience. I went to the studio with Kyle Horrell aka Kali and we just created it from scratch. Writing has always been easy for me, so it wasn’t hard.

What role does Pittsburgh play in your music?

A little bit of Pittsburgh is everything I do. Its where I really became me.

How does your approach tends to change when you are working as DJ Afterthought rather than yourself?

Two totally diff worlds. One is an entertainer and one is a musician. I love the Afterthought world but it’s also great to be able to be me fully and have a release.

Does the new single mean we can expect a new material – how’s that coming along?

Yes!!!! I just released the second single called “Outside” and the video is out soon!

Any tentative release date or title in mind?

A few more singles then will figure out a date.

Any plans to hit the road?

I tour as Afterthought a lot so I have the itch always. I would love to make that happen with my solo stuff asap!

What else is happening next in Ryan Haynes’ world?

Not much else outside of music and family. Always running so no time to stop now!


About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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