New York, NY (Top40 Charts)
In a respectably seedy corner of New York City resides one of the great characters of music, Eddy Lee Ryder, a singer-songwriter whose true-life stories are infinitely more eye-popping than any number of fabricated nonsense you get from some of the pretenders out there. Channelling not only artists such as Stevie Nicks, Kate Bush
and Elvis Costello
but also the wild 70's fug of Times Square
and 42nd Street bars, Eddy is the conduit through which the charismatic phantoms of yore travel on the way to the 7-11. Following the first track from her forthcoming EP, Small Apartment,'There In Dreams' is her new single, a beautiful arrangement of delicate piano, atmospheric symbol rolls and Eddy's bewitching vocals.
Eddy Lee Ryder has already enjoyed a musical career which has seen her move from an obsession with Peter
Gabriel's Salisbury Hill to encompass the storyteller worlds of Springsteen, Nicks and, in varying doses, Spinal Tap. Unconventional and never less than utterly enthralling, her previous exploits have seen her filming fake casting calls for men wearing underpants for her videos; plastering Boston
with "have you seen Matt the racoon?" posters and being thrown out of the backstage areas of megastars shows (current record: Paul McCartney, twice in the same day).
Released as part of a forthcoming 6-track EP, entitled "Expected to Fly", 'There In Dreams' sets an exciting precedence for what is to come.
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