Amber Ryann’s Independent Hustle and Musical Prowess Thoughts+Photos: Amber Ryann at June Gloom 6/17/23 at Oracle Tavern
LOS ANGELES, CA- In the ever-evolving soundscape of modern music, it’s rare to stumble upon an act that genuinely takes you by surprise. Enter Amber Ryann. I’ll admit, prior to the June Gloom showcase, she was a mere blip on my radar. But after immersing myself in her mesmeric blend of hip-hop and soul, I was well and truly hooked. What struck me most was her deft integration of a live band, a choice that imbued her tunes with a pulsating life and energy that backing tracks can never replicate. Across her seven-song offering, she took listeners on a sonic journey, leaving us all, myself included, craving more.
Diving deeper into Ryann’s backstory post-performance painted a portrait of an artist both fiercely independent and boundlessly talented. Embracing a holistic approach to her craft, she’s the driving force behind her work, from writing to producing, and even advocating for pivotal issues like LGBTQIA+ representation. In a time where music often feels overly produced or gimmicky, Amber stands out with her authentic hustle and undeniable talent. And trust me when I say this – she’s not just reshaping the game, she’s setting the bar astronomically high. I’ve seen many rise and fall, but with Amber, I genuinely believe we’re witnessing the ascent of a star.