Discovery: Ryan Keyse

Hailing from South Wales, Ryan Keyse is a singer songwriter who has just come to my attention thanks to his debut single. An unconventional story about vulnerability and imposter syndrome, it’s called Good Attendance.

By Graeme Smith

It’s not easy being a fine upstanding citizen sometimes. Bad behaviour gets attention while good behaviour is largely overlooked, especially among the youth. Ryan shines a light on it in his new track, a raw and honest account of feeling like he should a rebelled more when he was younger. I can certainly relate. The track is beautifully rendered through stripped-back, acoustic instrumentals and Ryan’s characterful vocals, but it’s definitely the story of the lyrics that is the star of the show.

If you’re a fan of songwriters like Jason Isbell, Bruce Springsteen and Phoebe Bridgers, then you’re going to like Ryan Keyse. You can check out Good Attendance below.