So excited for everything you are doing!
Hi Ronan! Thank you for chatting with me today!
Thank you so much for letting me be a part of this. This is actually my first time ever giving an interview for an article or a magazine so it truly is a wonder! Tell us about your latest release!
My first single came out on the 26th of March and it's called Two Butterflies in Spring. It's a soft country song with the most simple yet relatable lyrics. It's about the perfect high school romantic tale. Boy and girl meet, they become friends, they both start liking each other but end up dating the wrong people just to get together in the end, then there's this amazing moment in the rain and suddenly everything is so perfect. I remember I was upstairs taking an online French class in my living room and I peeked outside my window and I saw two butterflies fluttering and dancing together. I remember smiling and saying to myself 'Wow! Spring's here.' Then within the next nanoseconds, I came up with the title Two Butterflies In Spring and wrote it down in my notes, then finished the song later that week. The song has been out for about a month now and honestly, I didn't imagine I'd get such good feedback because the lyrics and the production are so simple that I thought no one will end up liking it. But now that song means so much more to me now. Who are some of your musical influences?
Two of my huge musical influences are Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran. Taylor was the one who inspired me to write songs at fifteenand go pick up my first guitar at the age of sixteen. I love the way she paints a picture for her listeners and how she always does something unpredictable. Honestly, it's artists like her, Shania Twain, Dolly Parton, Brad Paisley, and Blake Shelton who made me fall in love with country music. Coming to Ed, I've always been so jealous of how soothingly romantic his songs are. I mean if a song comes on the radio, and Ed Sheeran is the one who wrote it. Without the shadow of a doubt, you'll be able to recognize his carefully crafted stories and melodies somewhere in the back of your mind. And that's the kind of songwriter I want to be! Do you have a go-to artist you listen to when you need inspiration? I try not to listen to any artist when I'm trying to write a song, because then subconsciously and unnecessarily you end up copying or taking notes from that particular song you're listening to. So, often I would end up spending hours in front of a blank page and a guitar with no melody knowing nothing to write. Sometimes I do come up with new stuff on my own, and sometimes I just give up and start doing something else around the house. But at least this way, I know the stories and the melodies in my songs are truthfully mine and that I crafted them out of my own imagination and inspiration. What is your creative process like?
It's really spontaneous most of the time. I have a notes folder on my iPhone and there you'll find random lines, phrases, and words that I really like. For example yesterday, I heard a new phrase in an interview by Priyanka Chopra and I was like, Woah! This could be a song title. So, I jotted it down in my notes. Other than that if I come up with a melody that I feel like isn't for the song that I'm working on or I just don't feel like working on at the moment, I'll make a voice memo of me singing it so I can come back to it later on when I want to. Sometimes, I'll begin with a melody that's in my head and work my way onto the lyrics, and then lay it on the guitar. Sometimes, I'll come up with a guitar melody, and then I'll write according to that melody. So, it's different every time and that is what I love the most about songwriting because you never know what will end up inspiring you. One thing I love doing when it comes to my creative process is switching characters and crafting imaginary stories. Sadly, I've never been in a relationship, and I really have no clue of what actual love feels like, so I always end up writing about the things I see in movies or read in novels, or the experiences my friends are having in their lives and relationships. It's really fun to write from someone else's perspective. Who would be your dream collab?
Obviously, it would be a dream come true to write and sing with Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran. But I don't think I'll survive being in the same room as them, they're both extraordinarily talented and I don't think there's anyone else out there who is comparable to them at where they are in their careers. Although from Nashville, I would love to collaborate with Kelsea Ballerini, Maren Morris, and Noah Schnacky. I'm not a huge fan of the modern country genre but the way these three artists continue to make country music in the present day really stands out from my viewpoint. What has been the most surreal moment of your career so far?
I'm about to pass that 1000 stream mark on Spotify for my first single, so I think that's going to be one of the most surreal moments of my career so far because even though in a world of billion and million streams, my count of 1000 means nothing and stands nowhere but it means everything to me considering I didn't put much effort into this song and how much it has given me back. Also, one time I posted a cover on Instagram of a song by a UK singer, HRVY who's also really awesome. He ended up liking my post and I freaked out! That was also kind of a surreal moment. Do you have any upcoming releases we should be on the lookout for?
My upcoming release is going to be my second single, Stitch This Bridge which comes out on the 25th of April, and I couldn't be more excited and terrified about it. My first single, Two Butterflies In Spring was something that happened really spontaneously. Even though that song was really important to me as my debut release but still it didn't take more than a week, writing, recording, and producing it. But with Stitch This Bridge, it was a really vocally, lyrically, mentally, and physically draining song. I just kept making it hard for myself based on what versions might stand out with the people the most. About Stitch This Bridge, it's a song about two lovers and how they're being separated because of some new phases/changes in their lives. Basically, the guy in the song is going somewhere because he chose to. He did have the choice to stay and be with his lover, but he chose something else over her and now he's trying to cover up the situation by blaming everything on fate. And I think we humans always do that, we make decisions that alter so many courses of our lives, and then we blame the consequences on fate. So, that's what this new song is going to be all about. Please let our readers know where to find you!
Dear readers, if you've come this far reading about me, you might as well want to talk and connect right? You can find me on Instagram @ronanace13 and I'm quite active there. I recently joined Facebook as well so I'm really just getting started there but you can find my page under the same name, Ronan Ace. You can find my music on Spotify, Apple Music, Deezer, iHeart Radio, etc. It's available everywhere. And I would really admire your support. Thank you for your time! Thank you!
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