We recently chatted with YouTube sensation Ryan Beatty! He spilled all about his new EP, the superstar he wants to duet with, and the new album he's already working on! Check out our conversation below, and be sure to check out Ryan Beatty's debut EP, Because of You!
TWIST: Can you tell us a little bit about Because of You?
Ryan Beatty: My EP Because of You is dedicated to my supporters and everyone who got me to where I am today. Every single song on there is for them. I worked really hard on it, so I'm really happy about the success it's having right now. I'm really grateful for all my supporters who've really stuck with me from when I first started to now.
TWIST: Definitely! Do you have a favorite song?
RB: I'm torn between two of them. It's "Hey L.A." and "Like Me Or Not." Those are my two favorites, and it's so hard because they both have different feels to them. I'm not sure exactly which one is my favorite because I love both of them so much.
TWIST: What inspired you to write those two songs?
RB: Well "Hey L.A." was based on my first experience ever going to L.A. My family and I moved to L.A., so it's also the transition from going from Northern California to Southern California. And then, "Like Me Or Not" is about when you have those crushes, but you don't know whether they like you or not.
TWIST: Is that based on a specific crush?
RB: Not on a specific crush, but it's definitely been a past experience. I think we've all experienced that, when you don't know if someone likes you or not, but you really have a crush on them.
TWIST: Totally! If you could duet with anyone, who would it be?
RB: If I could do a duet with anyone, it would probably have to be Demi Lovato. She has an amazing voice. I really just want to meet her. I think it'd be awesome!
TWIST: What's next for you?
RB: I just released my EP, but I'm really working on a full album now. I'm excited for people to hear it. It has an old, throwback feel to it, and I'm loving the way it's going. The EP gives a taste of what's going to be on my album. I'm really looking forward to it!
TWIST: We're looking forward to it, too! Thanks for chatting with us!
RB: Awesome! Thanks!
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