Ever since I came across RY X's song "Always Remember Me" (he used to go by Ry Cuming then) I have been a huge fan of his work. Since then he has developed, along with a great beard, a darker and more vibey sound. He recently dropped a phenomenal project called Dawn. Check him out you will not be disappointed.
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Ry Cuming, better known by the RY X, is an Australian singer-songwriter and musician. He was the first artist signed to the Stockholm-based label Dumont Dumont.
Ry X was born in Angourie, New South Wales, where he became a surfing boy enthusiast.
In an interview with Entertainment Tonight, Ry X mentioned Pearl Jam and Jeff Buckley as his greatest influences. He started writing music at 16, after he heard Buckley's album Grace. His song "Let Your Spirit Fly" appeared on the soundtrack of the 2006 film Hoot. He moved to Los Angeles, California, where he was signed by Jive Records, releasing his self-titled debut album on 20 July 2010. He briefly toured with Maroon 5, becoming their opening act in select venues.
X won Australia's Dolphin Awards for "Best Pop Song" and "Best New Artist". In 2012, he collaborated with Frank Wiedemann to release "Howling". His EP Berlin, released on 28 August 2013, was made available as 12" vinyl and digital. The title track charted in France, Germany, and the United Kingdom. The track also got the attention of Sam Smith who created his cover version. In 2014, Ry X became the lead singer of the band The Acid, which he formed with Los Angeles producer Freeland and Steve Nalepa. They released an album titled Liminal.
On May 6, 2016, Ry X released his debut album 'Dawn' through Infectious Records and Loma Vista Records. The album charted at #34 in the UK Album Charts as well as charting in Germany, France, Canada and Australia. It gained favourable reception from the media, with a New York Times review saying "His voice is a pearly, androgynous tenor, a vessel for liquid melancholy that blurs words at the edges. He stretches pop structures with repetition that grows devotional, obsessive, hypnotic". In support of the album, Ry X began an extensive tour across Europe and the US as well as appearing at many festival throughout 2016 such as Barn on the Farm and Montreux Jazz Festival. (Wikipedia)