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Ryland James

The Canadian native, Ryland James Clark, better knows as Ryland James, is a singer/songwriter that will soon move the world with his killer vocals and talented musical abilities. Ryland will soon follow in the footsteps of his musical ancestors, John Mayer, Ed Sheeran, and Shawn Mendes, as they take on the world with just their guitar and raw vocals.

Ryland James comes from a small town in Ontario, Canada, and started posting covers of himself singing on YouTube at the age of 12. Since then, he has gained a number of over 22,000 followers on his Instagram and over 33,000 subscribers to his Youtube Channel. He covers all songs starting from Adele’s “All I Ask” to Demi Lovato’s “Stone Cold,” while also including Shawn Mendes’ “Mercy” and other popular artists like Tori Kelly, Usher, and James Arthur. He now started writing original songs like: “My Love is Not a Game,” “I Wanna See You Again Tonight,” and “Forever Mine.”

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Just like his inspiration, Shawn Mendes, Ryland also decided to post covers of himself on Vine, YouTube, and Instagram in order to gain buzz from the music industry and other artists. Soon after, Shawn Mendes tweeted him out saying: “@RylandClark1 dude! Checked out some of your covers! Keep it up man! Sounds great :)”

Leroy Sanchez

Leroy Sanchez is another YouTube sensation with over 2.6 million subscribers to his YouTube Channel. He creates acoustic covers to the newest songs right when they come out. When the song “Hello” came out by Adele, Leroy covered it and the video blew up with millions of views instantly.

His most recent cover is of “The Flame” by Tinashe.

James TW

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The first album by James TW , “First Impressions” was playing in my room for a veryyyy long time. His first single “When You Love Someone” was an emotional song about a child’s perspective (James) of his parents getting divorced. (If you are looking for sad songs add that one to your playlist)

Conor Maynard

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Conor Maynard is a YouTube sensation with over 4 million subscribers to his channel and  1.2 million followers on Instagram. He started out making covers to songs on YouTube by famous artists and putting his own twist to it. 

My favorite part of watching Conor sing is how well he shows his emotions throughout his singing. Every time I watch his videos, the thing I look forward to the most is seeing him express himself through his songs. Every cover he releases, you can see what he is feeling. He is able to take a fast pop song and slow it down into an emotional ballad, for example, “I Took a Pill in Ibiza” by Mike Posner (see video below). This is a song that consists of electric-pop sounds, but Conor changed it up and created an emotional, slow, song about how it’s not always so easy being famous and having the world all over you. It is almost as if you can see his emotions when he sings. The hardest and most important aspect of singing is trying to reveal yourself in the words that you are singing and become so vulnerable to the point where others can see what you are feeling, and Conor can do this in his sleep. He is for sure my favorite YouTuber and I always look forward to hear his latest releases.

Here are some of my favorite songs covered by him:

His most recent video was a cover of Ed Sheeran’s new single “Shape of You” where he teamed up with The Vamps to create a mashup of all different kinds of songs and all different genres. This video instantly went viral with the sing-off between Conor and the lead singer of The Vamps, Brad Simpson. They covered all songs from Drake to Chasing Cars.

 

 

 

James TW

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Are you looking for new music to blast on your speakers in your room? I always am. James TW is a new singer/songwriter from Ontario, Canada that recently went on tour with the now, very popular singer Shawn Mendes. James just released his second single “Ex,” which in my opinion, is the best song of his yet.

The song jumps right in to the chorus with his voice and a full band around him. Although the constant beat throughout the song is amazing, the one thing that I can’t get enough of is his voice. The first time I listened to this song, it immediately hit me. This song is a perfect expression of the many emotions you feel when going through a rough time, like a breakup. A big thing about this song is that it sounds like a story. He is expressing how he felt after the relationship ended and how he is dealing with it.

This song is about James not wanting to get over his ex girlfriend. His friends want to introduce him to other people, but as he says in the song, he doesn’t have the heart to tell them that if he meets someone else he might fall in love with her, which is exactly what he doesn’t want to do. He doesn’t want to forget about all the good times that he spent with his ex girlfriend. As the song goes on, he is at a bar trying to drown his sorrows and while he’s there he realizes that he almost bought some girl her “favorite drink.”