Scott Von Ryper Releases New Track ‘Over And Over’

Photography by Yana Yatsuk


24th September 2021: Australian singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer Scott von Ryper is already known for co-founding the Australian duo The Black Ryder with Aimee Nash, and being a touring member of The Jesus and Mary Chain.

Following the release of ‘The Devil’s Son’, last month, today sees the launch of  ‘Over And ‘Over’ the second track to be taken from his forthcoming debut album which debuted via Brooklyn Vegan earlier. Von Ryper said “when writing songs, sometimes I decide what I want to write about and then sit down and start to sketch lyric ideas out. For ‘Over & Over’ the opposite happened. Certain words just arrived as I was singing the melody early on; words that become so attached to the melody, that finding what those words meant to me, later on, was the work in finishing it. I just had the first line for a long time ‘And the weight, it hangs on my shoulder, it comes over and over, like a setting sun’. The weight could have been many things at the time I wrote it, but when it came time to finish the lyrics a few years later, subsequent life events led me to the purpose of the song.”

His debut solo album “Dream State Treasure” arrives on 15th October 2021 via tran-si-ent records and Silver Door Music. It will be available on vinyl, and digitally via all major music services. Von Ryper will be touring Europe in Nov/Dec with The Jesus And Mary Chain. Pre-save the album HERE.  Pre-buy the album HERE.

‘Dream State Treasure’ was primarily recorded and mixed in Von Ryper’s home studio between 2018 – 2020.  He utilized the break from touring, and the isolation of 2020 to explore sonic themes that he had experimented with early in his career when still recording on a 4-track.  Now producing them on a much grander scale, he played most of the instruments, and recorded, produced, and mixed the majority of the record himself, with additional input from Los Angeles engineer Norm Block, who also played drums on the record.

On finishing the album, Von Ryper said, “When the pandemic hit in March 2020 and my whole touring year got cancelled I knew that this was my opportunity to really finish the album, so I set a date for myself and pretty much stuck to it. I knew that if I didn’t do it now, I’d loose faith in my ability to do it at all.”

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