Calvin Ryan – Sucia [Interview]

Describe your sound in 3 words

Diverse. Energetic. Honest.

In Sucia you blend latin elements with catchy pop sounds. Tell us a few things about your new song. What is the story behind it?

My cousin Lucí had been visiting NYC and staying with me so we could work on some tracks. Producer and photographer, Calvish, who also helped produce the track had planned for us to meet MRI and Chop Ford and once we did we realized we were in a room full of Hispanics – Me and Lucí being Ecuadorian, MRI being Colombian, and Chop Ford being Brazilian – and we thought about how fun and different it would be to do a latin collab track with a bunch of New Yorkers too. The idea came from our friend Elliot walking into the room with a shirt saying “Sucio”, which we all thought was great and that’s where the idea for the song came from.

Which is your most personal and honest lyric?

“First you get mad when I leave, then you get mad when I stay. I don’t wanna hear excuses, I don’t wanna play these games”

Favourite album of the past year?

Bad Bunny – Un Verano Sin Ti

Is Spotify the music industry’s new Gatekeepers?

As of right now – but with Web3 and NFT’s becoming prevalent, the whole music industry is about to be turned on its heels. With music industry NFT’s like Pianity, and the whole idea of being an independent artist, creator, and with everyone wanting to be some sort of creator and needing the rights to certain music, the entire music industry is changing.

What advice would you give to your younger self?

Just drop that shit and keep making content…GO CRAZY ON TIK TOK – That’s what I would tell myself. I hopped on Tik Tok late and lowkey regret it but also don’t want to depend my entire music career on it because I’ve gotten where I have without it.

When was the last time you danced?

Last night. I love to dance – it’s in my blood! I’m Hispanic. I grew up with music around the house, my family always coming over on weekends and holidays to party and dance throughout the night staying till 4am, and sometimes even just staying all night.

Thank you!

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