Just got word that the solo piano version of my song “Clockwork” will be a part of tonight’s Season Premiere of SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE on FOX! So excited to be a part of this lovely show again! Tune in tonight in just a few minutes (7pm CST!)
NEW VERSION OF “CLOCKWORK” AVAILABLE NOW!
The version they’re using is titled “Clockwork (Piano Version)” which is a solo piano/vocal version that was only released for a limited time a year ago. Pleased to announce that this version is NOW available on iTunes!!
It’s only been a week and there’s already bunch of stuff I’m excited to tell you about!
I’M GONNA BE (500 Miles) – COVER!
Chances are that these lyrics will ring a bell for most of you: “I would walk 500 miles, and I would walk 500 more.” Place the melody? It’s an incredibly popular song from the late eighties by The Proclaimers. Why am I talking to you about The Proclaimer’s song? Well, because I covered it and its available on iTunes right now! Hope you enjoy it.
My aforementioned cover of “I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)” will be featured on tonight’s (5/9) Grey’s Anatomy!!! SO thrilled to be a part of the show again, just one week after they featured my song “Uneven Odds“! Honored to say the least. Tune in tonight (thurs) 9/8c on ABC!
ATLAS CD BOX SETS NOW SHIPPING!
So excited to announce that the CD version of Atlas: Darkness (along with the fancy Atlas: Year One Box!) is now shipping! Become a “Passport Plus” Member now and receive 6 CDs (28+ new songs!), mailed to you periodically throughout 2013! It’s like the fruit-of-the-month-club, for Sleeping At Last music.
Psst… If you’re already a digital subscriber (Passport holder), check your inbox (spam folder too!) – We are sending out a special discount, if you’d like to upgrade your Passport!
That’s it for now! The “Light” EP is coming together – can’t wait to show you SOON!
Much Love, Ryan
Sleeping At Last
p.s. here’s a list of things i love right now:
1. blockbuster season (iron man 3, into darkness, man of steel, monsters university, gatsby, pacific rim and so many more. goodbye, money)
2. the giving keys (such a beautiful concept and product! learn more and support ‘em here!)
3. c.s. lewis (i don’t read neary as much as i’d like, but every time i crack open one of lewis’ books, i’m reminded of how much i adore the ideas and worlds he paints)
4. brene brown (maybe you’ve already seen one of her TED talks.. if not, do it right now. seriously…now.)
Atlas “Passport Plus” is HERE! The “Darkness” CD EP, along with the special Atlas Passport Plus Boxes have officially arrived and are now shipping!! Hooray!
For those of you unaware, a “Passport Plus” is a 6-CD (28+ songs!) subscription to my new project, Atlas. 6 CD’s will be mailed to you periodically throughout 2013, as each EP releases. Each EP will feature exclusive art prints by Geoff Benzing of each song in the project (28+ in total! Also featuring lyrics on the back of each card), along with high-quality CD jacket, full-color printed CD and a special linen-wrapped, gold-foil printed box to store each of the releases safely in!
Hey! Spring is totally happening right now… it’s so beautiful outside and that makes me super happy inside.
Excited to tell you about a few things!
GREY’S ANATOMY TONIGHT!
So pumped to announce that tonight’s (thurs) episode of ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy will feature my song “Uneven Odds” from my recent Atlas EP “Darkness“! So so honored to be a part of the show again!! Hope you’ll tune in! Tonight, 8PM CST on ABC!
FREE SONG DOWNLOAD & PERFORMANCE!
Immediately following tonight’s Grey’s episode, the wonderful folks at ABC are giving away a FREE download of my song “Uneven Odds” for a limited time! AND while you’re there, check out the recent performance I did for ABC and Disney! Such a fun (and nerve-racking) experience!
California is truly one of my favorite places in the world and I just cannot wait to play and I hope to see you there! I’ll have a band with me, including a string trio! Hooray! Click here for more info!
More news coming your way soon! Thanks so much for reading!
PS here’s a list of things i love right now… (tv edition!)
1. New Season of Arrested Development (seriously may 26th cannot come soon enough! “hey, brother…”)
2. Mad Men (new season is great so far. been a fav show for a while now)
3. Parks & Rec (my goodness, what a lovely show. took a little while to get on board, but has since become an all time fav)
4. America in Primetime (4-part documentary about television that is incredible. watch. it.)
For each of this year’s Atlas EPs (6 total!), we are making a limited edition merch item!! Behold the brand-new, ultra limited edition shirt for the EP “Darkness,” which features full-color artwork from this latest Atlas EP! Hope you like it!
(Pssst… If you’re a Passport Plus member, you’ll get an exclusive discount for each of these limited edition Atlas items! Hooray! Speaking of, keep an eye on your email – You’ll find a 20% off coupon as a Passport Plus Perk super soon!)
This morning, the incredible (and now a household name) Kid President posted a new video from his time visiting the Obama family at the White House! So fun! President Obama (aka Adult President) gives KP a tour around the Oval Office. It just so happens you might hear some familiar music on this lovely video too! Check it out and keep your ears peeled for my song “Next To Me“! (I think only eyes can be “peeled” but you get the idea…) 17+ Million plays later, it’s so exciting to see how far Kid President‘s wonderful and sweet message has traveled since his epic “Pep Talk” a couple months ago… So privileged to be a part of his adventure!
Since the release of the 1st Atlas EP, “Darkness,” I’ve been working away on the next chapter, “Light.” It’s coming together real nice so far! I wrote a blog post detailing the progress… Check it out here, if you’re interested in following along!
Thanks for reading, folks!
Much love, Ryan – Sleeping At Last
ps here’s another list of things i love lately:
1. Cry Baby Candy (these little doozies are my childhood in the form of sour candy)
2. GoPro “Hero3″ Camera (my amazing mom got me one as a gift recently… i love it. makes me want to adventure more)
3. Mophie “Helium” Juice Pack (a battery-case for iphone 5. it’s a life saver, in a 1st-world-problem kind of way…)
4. “Finding Dory” (just announced that pixar’s making a sequel to finding nemo! can. not. wait. “just keep swimming”)
Just a SUPER quick note to wish you and yours an absolutely beautiful and restful Easter Weekend!
I also wanted to let you know that we’re having a 24-hour Easter Sale in the Sleeping At Last store! 20% off ALL CLOTHING! Shirts, Onesies, you name it.
Browse the store here, and enter in the code EASTEREGG when you check out!
(Sale ends at 12:01 CST AM on April 1st!)
I’m working away on the next Atlas EP, “Light” – lots of news and info coming soon! Happy Easter, guys!
Much love, Ryan – Sleeping At Last
p.s. here’s a list of things i love right now:
1. orange tic tacs (i don’t like any other tic tac flavor… but orange is something else. i treat ‘em as if they are candy rather than mints. so. what.)
2. justin timberlake on SNL (some celebrities are just masters of their craft. jt is an all around master entertainer… his latest snl appearance is no exception. so. funny.)
3. gesundheit! (such a fun and beautifully drawn/designed puzzle game on iOS)
4. arrested development (seen it probably 3 times through. rewatched a few episodes recently to prep for the new season, and goodness.. i think it’s my favorite tv comedy show of all time. it’s flawless.)
I’m taking a moment away from writing songs for my upcoming EP “Light” to let you know about some cool stuff I’m making available with the rad folks at BandPage!
Using BandPage’s brand new “Experiences” storefront, I am offering a few rare and never-before available Sleeping At Last items for sale!
1. CUSTOM LYRIC ART made just for you by me! Partnering up with the wonderful folks at InstaThis, I’m offering a handful of custom-made pieces of art based around your favorite Sleeping At Last lyric. You choose and email us the lyric of your choosing, and using photography and typography, I’ll create a 1 of a kind piece of art just for you, printed with perfection onto 16″ x 16″ wood. (See examples here!)Details.
2. SKYPE HANGOUT for Charity! I’m offering a couple 1 hour Skype Hangouts where I can play you a few songs of your choosing, we can chat about songwriting or I can even teach you how to play some Sleeping At Last songs if you’d like! Let’s hang out! Proceeds go to help First Response Team of America, who devote their lives to helping people effected by natural disaster. Details.
Excited to make these things available! Thanks for reading and for taking a look! Well, I better get back to working on the next Atlas EP, “Light” which will be coming your way very soon!
Tons of love to you!!
Love, Ryan – Sleeping At Last
here’s a list of things i love right now…
1. the west wing (yeah, i’m crazy late to this party, but i sure do love this show!)
2. brand-new mickey mouse cartoons! (mickey’s back and these shorts look SO good!)
3. hawaii (having just returned from an incredible inspiration trip there for the upcoming eps, i can confirm that hawaii is still my favorite place in the universe)
4. InstaThis (make beautiful wall art from of your instagram photos!)
Happy Valentine’s Day!!! I hope, however you spend today, that it is full of love and kindness!
Just a quick note here to let you know about a about a few things! Including ideas for the late, but thoughtful Valentine’s Day gift-giver…
YEARBOOK ON SALE! (iTUNES)
Pleased to tell you that as of right now, the entire 36-song Yearbook Collection is on sale for only $14.99 (reg. $27.99) on iTunes!! Sale ends in 1 week. Gift it to your special someone, or just someone you think is super cool… OR gift it to yourself for being super cool.
Excited to announce that the very 1st pressing of my 2009 album, “Storyboards” is now in stock and shipping!! Order yours here!
ATLAS – PASSPORT
One more last-minute gift idea- My brand-new project, “Atlas“! 28+ songs throughout 2013. Available in both digital and physical (CD) subscriptions! The first EP “Darkness” is available now! Learn more here.
Alright, enough of all of that merch talk. Hope your Valentine’s Day is wonderful!!! Can’t wait for you to hear my next EP “Light“!
So excited for you to finally hear it! This may be a bit silly, but I recommend listening to “Darkness” for the first time with the lights turned off and your eyes closed. I spent a great deal of time in that environment while writing and recording these songs, so that’s how I recommend listening to ‘em. But don’t worry, these songs will still play with the lights on!
JEREMY LARSON (played and arranged Strings and Brass for “Uneven Odds“) – Jeremy’s one of the most talented folks I know. He also happens to be one of my favorite people! Honored to work with Jeremy again and couldn’t be more thrilled with how beautifully his performances turned out! I should note that this is the very first song of mine featuring Brass instrumentation!
JASON TOTH (played Drums on “Overture“) – Jason’s been a friend of mine for well over a decade now and just over the last few years, I’ve had the privilege of touring and recording with him quite a bit! He’s one of the most tasteful and gifted drummers out there and I just love working with him.
DAN PERDUE(played Bass on “Uneven Odds“) – As this song was coming together, I knew right away that Dan’s bass playing would pull the whole song together (much like “the dude”‘s rug in the big lebowski). Always love working with Dan!
Like all things, Atlas begins with Darkness. The meanings behind the word “Darkness” are endless: beginnings, fear, blindness, the unknown, loss, even hope, and so much more. On this EP, I aimed to explore as much of Darkness as possible, both musically and lyrically. Though there are a lot of heavy and perhaps “dark” ideas being shared here (don’t worry, there’s hope in there too!), I truly had such a wonderful time writing these songs and telling these stories. I can’t even begin to tell you how honored I am to have the opportunity to share them all with you.
I so hope you enjoy these songs! I’m already hard at work on the next Atlas EP, “Light.”
PS… If you haven’t already been introduced, meet the awesome that is Mr. Kid President. he’s amazing!! You may have seen him recently, as his latest video “Pep Talk” is spreading across the land like wildfire (nearing 3 Million Views as I type this!)! It just so happens that the fine folks at the Kid White House have my song “Households” (itunes) as the backdrop to this wonderful video! Couldn’t be more honored and thrilled to be a part! It’s such a wonderful and uplifting video, as are all of the Kid Presidentvideos.. so if you haven’t seen it, check. it. out! Tell your friends too… It’s pretty much guaranteed that whomever watches this will immediately have a better day.