Ryan Beatty does not have the typical sound of someone who starts out their career doing covers on YouTube. He makes deep, layered, euphoric pop that is not only unique, but mesmerizing. His second studio album is definitely a breakup album. It bleeds loss, coping, and doubt. Highlighted by electronic drums and Beatty’s modulated voice, “Dreaming of David” is a journey into his vulnerable, wounded current state.
Release date: January 31, 2020
Similar artist(s): Hot Chelle Rae, AJR
Top tracks: Evergreen, Genesis, Hawkshaw