Toronto based artist, Ryan Shepherd returns with his highly anticipated new single titled‘Hello Sunday’ out now via Armada Music. Inspired by his weekly Sunday donation based fundraiser party hosted via Twitch and IG Live in support of Toronto’s bar, restaurant, and nightlife industry which has amassed over $20,000 in donations, ‘Hello Sunday’ offers up an uplifting and upbeat tune during a time where we need it the most. ‘Hello Sunday’ has already received high praises and has been featured on Spotify’s Mint Canada, Toronto’s morning TV show, Breakfast Television and more. This is Ryan’s 5th release with Armada and is available on all platforms where music can be streamed.
‘Hello Sunday’ is especially noteworthy as it is Ryan’s first release since the COVID-19 lockdown began and brings a very positive message and sound that is sure to bring all listeners to their feet to dance. The track takes elements from Ryan Shepherd’s previous hit ‘Don’t Hold Me Down’ and is reminiscent of Marc Kinchen (MK) old school style house piano to make a joyful, uplifting summer hit. The track features UK vocalist Caitlyn Scarlett whose previous records include collaborations with artists Rudimental, CLiQ, and Jack Wins. She brings a UK house vibe to the vocal that compliments the instrumental perfectly. Ryan felt the need to produce a positive and uplifting track during these difficult and unique times. The lyrics pertain well to the COVID isolation in focusing on yourself and as a great time to focus on yourself and work towards being anything you want to be!
‘Hello Sunday' is seamlessly branded with Ryan’s current fundraiser livestream which shares the same name. Ryan created his fundraiser during quarantine as a weekly live stream DJ set on Sundays that also include a donation link to help raise and donate money to independently owned bars, restaurants and clubs in Toronto as well as local and national charities. The stream has grown significantly in popularity over the past few months and has helped to raise over $20,000. It also has played host to a series of special guest artists including Zeds Dead, DLMT, Famba and Bobby Love. The live stream and the new ‘Hello Sunday’ single go perfectly together as they both are meant to bring happiness to listeners and help and inspire people while the world works to try and get back on its feet.
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Known for his popular tracks and high energy live sets, Canadian Producer/DJ Ryan Shepherd continues to prove himself as one of the top new artists in dance music. His first major hit titled, ‘Fill Me In”, in collaboration with fellow Canadian artists, Loud Luxury, reached #1 on the Spotify Global Viral charts and now has over 50 millions streams worldwide. Since this major release, he has continued his momentum by putting out a number of singles and remixes on major dance music labels all over the world. So far in 2020, he has released 2 new singles and a remix on Armin van Buuren’s powerhouse label Armada with his latest release titled ‘What The Hell Am I (Drinking In LA)’. The track was inspired by the 90’s classic ‘Drinking In LA’ by Bran Van 3000. Ryan has also secured an international presence by playing shows and festivals all over the world. Some of the most memorable, however, have been on home soil where he has played the Main Stage at two of Canada's largest electronic dance festivals – Dreams Music Festival and Escapade Music Festival – in 2017, 2018, & 2019. He also recently joined Loud Luxury on their ‘Nights Like This’ North American Tour as well as played multiple events throughout ADE 2019 in Amsterdam. With all of his success combined with his work ethic and undeniable passion for music, there is no denying that Ryan is on the rise to be among the biggest names in dance music.Keep an eye out for lots of more new music in 2020 as well as plenty more tour dates and festival appearances across North America & Europe.