(Los Angeles, CA) – Seattle born and raised and current LA native, recording artist Ryan Caraveo today releases the fourth new single from his highly anticipated full-length album, Northend Sweetheart. The new album comes out on July 30 across all platforms.
“Superstar” is a danceable yet chilled out song that features elements of hip-hop and pop-punk paired with vulnerable lyrics about the label “superstar”. With the hook proclaiming “I am no superstar”, Ryan is refreshingly honest in his lyrics in expressing his reservations about fame. Combining guitars with electronic synths and samples, Ryan’s lyrics are given room to shine and create a unique combination of analog and digital elements.
The accompanying video for “Superstar” will premiere on YouTube at 2PM ET/11AM PT.
The aesthetic of the video is all-encompassing as Ryan strolls through his home and neighborhood, eventually making his way to a shoot, as the video glitches throughout. The whole video is a commentary on the innerworld versus the outerworld, in this case, fame and Ryan’s struggles with it.
“Superstar” follows the release of his previous singles “No Fun”, “Daisies” and “Ricochet”, which have reached over 7.7M streams across all digital streaming platforms.
Along with the success of his singles, Ryan was featured on Steve Aoki’s reimagination of the Avril Lavigne hit, “Complicated”. This feature, which also included Yves V, allowed Ryan to showcase his songwriting talents with his new verse. This modern take on the pop punk classic has garnered millions of streams across platforms since its release in May.
Ryan will be embarking on a tour this fall, starting September 30 in Portland, OR. Over the course of October and November, Ryan will be hitting major cities across the US to support his new album, Northend Sweetheart. Tour dates below.
Tues 10/12/2021 Complex/Rockwell Salt Lake City, UT
Wed 10/13/2021 Cervantes Other Side Denver, CO
Fri 10/15/2021 Amsterdam St. Paul, MN
Sun 10/17/2021 Chop Shop Chicago, IL
Mon 10/18/2021 El Club Detroit, MI
Tues 10/19/2021 A&R Music Bar Columbus, OH
Wed 10/20/2021 Union Stage Washington, DC
Fri 10/22/2021 Mercury Lounge New York, NY
Sat 10/23/2021 Sinclair Boston, MA
Mon 10/25/2021 Vinyl Atlanta, GA
Tues 10/26/2021 The Social Orlando, FL
Thurs 10/28/2021 Trees Dallas, TX
Fri 10/29/2021 White Oak Houston, TX
Sat 10/30/2021 The Parish Austin, TX
Tues 11/2/2021 Sunshine Theater Albuquerque, NM
Wed 11/3/2021 Crescent Theater Phoenix, AZ
ABOUT RYAN CARAVEO
After moving around a ton in his more impressionable years, Ryan settled in Seattle where he knew there was a greater purpose for him, music. Inspired by Young Jeezy, Tycho, Dilated Peoples, Linkin Park and his tumultuous childhood, he began to write his own creations. With a bedroom-studio set up, he recorded lyrics and beats, designed his own artwork, marketed himself to his peers at school and eventually opened up for local rappers in Seattle – all before he was 15. Ryan now lives in LA but his heart and his musical roots are in Seattle, where he spent his formative years and the majority of his time grinding to build a name for himself. His reputation has been carved out of a blank slate, creating loyal and dedicated fans, establishing longevity and loyalty, and gradually packing out bigger and bigger rooms while racking up over 700 million streams and selling out headlining tours. An inspired talent who is dedicated to his craft, Ryan approaches his art with a singular vision. and he developed his own unique style through independent hard work and struggling with depression. His mission is to make rap that’s so soft and vulnerable, it’s harder than anything else out there. “That’s how great things happen: when you’re not checking any boxes,” he says. “I want young people who listen to know that being soft doesn’t make you weak,” he says, thinking back on the younger, lost version of himself that couldn’t safely express emotions. “You can’t take care of people if you’re never soft with them.” His last national tour for his project “Butterfly Boy” ended in his home city to critical accolades and screaming fans.