Ryan Beatty’s ‘Calico’: A poetic and transportive body of work

Ryan Beatty returns with his latest album “Calico”, a mesmerizing and introspective body of work that explores the complexities of vulnerability and emotional transformation.

Ryan Beatty‘s third full-length album, “Calico,” has finally arrived via Atlantic Records UK/Elektra US, and it’s a testament to the singer-songwriter’s ever-evolving artistry. The album’s lead single, “Ribbons,” is a perfect introduction to the sonic tapestry woven throughout the album, showcasing Beatty’s emotive vocals and a delicate piano melody that will warm your heart.

In its purest form, “Calico” is a luminously detailed and transportive body of work that offers a timeless space for transformation and healing. Bringing together the complexity and beauty of human emotion, woven together from various experiences and emotions to create a unique and multi-faceted whole.

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Co-produced with Ethan Gruska, the album takes listeners on a journey of transformation and healing that led to its creation. It’s a timeless and transportive body of work, providing abundant space for the exploration of the human condition.

Beatty recorded most of the album at the historic Valentine Recording Studios in L.A. and at Rick Rubin’s Shangri-La. He collaborated with a lineup of talented musicians, including guitarist Dylan Day, drummer Matt Chamberlain, saxophonist Sam Gendel, and string arranger Rob Moose. Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon also contributed additional production and instrumentation to the album, adding an extra layer of depth and richness to Beatty’s already captivating sound.

Belgian artist Peter De Potter was enlisted to bring the visuals around the album to life, blending photography and video with graphics to create a unique and poetic atmosphere that perfectly complements the album’s sound.

“Calico” is a masterful and elegant body of work that took two devoted years of exploration, writing, and recording to create. Beatty’s quiet exploration of the tension between protecting our hearts and longing for true vulnerability is endlessly fascinating and will leave you longing for more. It’s a must-listen for anyone who appreciates the artistry and craftsmanship of contemporary pop music.