Saturday Night Magazine spoke with Ry Cuming in a Q&A, where the Australian singer songwriter talked about deciding to move out to Los Angeles “I actually avoided it for a long time. I had things here and my management at the time asked me to move out here, but I didn’t want to,” Cuming explained. “I was really mellow. I had a beautiful house out on the coast and didn’t need to make any money, it was so cheap and mellow to live there. I just surfed three times a day and hang out. Leaving was always a challenging thought. It just came to a point where I had to make a choice in my heart, and I just had this drive and passion and fire in my blood. I did it and got up and moved, and here I am.”
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Ry Cuming is featured in an electronic press kit from Village Studios in Los Angeles as he worked on his debut album for Jive Records.
“It’s been a really amazing experience, being here at the studio and getting to work on all these songs which I’ve been writing over the past couple of years,” the Australian singer says. “It’s the first time I’ve really heard them come out to their full potential.”
Ry added that his influences span from the ’70s singer songwriters as well as Motown and “some real rock and roll tracks which feel really new and contemporary. A combination of all these different things which have influenced me throughout my whole life.”
Talking about how his life experiences influence his music, Ry said, “It’s really exciting to get to pair all of these things about my travel, surfing, living in LA and experiencing different cities and places, just pushing it all together into just writing and trying to be really honest. I really try to pour as much of myself into this and show as many different sides of me. It’s a real portrayal of who I am and it’s all these things kind of coming into one, so it’s really exciting for me.”
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Ry Cuming checked in from Village Studios in Los Angeles to talk about progress on his full-length debut album, its influences, pushing his experiences and travel together into his writing, his Australian upbringing, and the experience of living in LA.
“It’s been a really amazing experience, being here at the studio and being able to work on these songs which I’ve been writing over the past couple of years,” Cuming said. “It’s the first time they’ve been able to come out to their full potential. This album really spans a lot of things. I had a lot of influences from the ’70s, a lot of singer songwriters, kind of rock n roll stuff of the ’60s and ’70s, Motown too. Half of the record is gonna be back to Jeff Buckley kind of ballads, and then there’s some real rock n’ roll tracks on here that feel really new and contemporary. A combination of all these different things which have influenced me my whole life.”
Ry’s 4 song EP ‘Roxy’ is out now. Watch the update via YouTube below.