Ryan Kinder’s new song “Tired of Flying” is available now, January 29th everywhere you listen to music. The track features eight-time GRAMMY Nominee Brandy Clark and fourteen-time GRAMMY Winner Jerry Douglas and is the second song released off of his upcoming duets album, Ontology. Take a look below as we dig a litter deeper into the new music.
“Tired of Flying” follows the forthcoming album’s first release, “Doing Fine” featuring Sykamore. Upon the track’s release, Kinder says Brandy Clark was the second person he met after coming to music city over ten years ago, and this is their first collaboration together. They’ve written together, toured together, and now will have this song together.
Kinder penned the track seven years ago and says that it has always been special to him. After hearing an old demo, it was the excitement of Clark and Douglas that made him decide it was time to put it out into the world. He shares that “Brandy’s voice, much like Jerry’s playing, makes you believe every note that is being sung and played. Their honesty within their craft made this song exceed every expectation I had for it.”
“Tired of Flying” uses a metaphor of a sparrow flying and someone trying to just make it through a day. It opens on them pouring the rest of the wine down the sink because it’s just not helping, as they can’t stop thinking and their wheels spinning. The sadness portrayed is palpable, a true country song with lyrics that pull you through from note to note. You can’t help but wonder if you’ll ever know how to escape it all, or will it just be one of those things that never goes away.
“As I look out the window / I wonder where the sparrow goes to find shelter from the storm / does that blue-gray sky get tired of crying (does the sun wish it could just start shining) / does that lonely bird get tired of flying”
Kinder’s rugged vocals coupled with Clark’s beautiful pitch on top of Douglas’ playing let us know that this was the perfect combo to bring this song to life.
Kinder has toured with John Fogerty/ZZ Top, Zac Brown Band, Tim McGraw, Jennifer Nettles, and more. He was also named one of our “Artists to Watch back in 2018”.
Brandy Clark has released three studio albums and her songs have been recorded by Sheryl Crow, Kacey Musgraves, Jennifer Nettles, Reba McEntire, Miranda Lambert, and many others.
Douglas has worked as both a writer and recording artist with Garth Brooks, Eric Clapton, Ray Charles, Dolly Parton, Phish, Paul Simon, Mumford & Sons, James Taylor, Keb’ Mo’, Elvis Costello, and many others. He is a three-time recipient of the CMA’s “Musician of the Year award”.
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“Tired of Flying” is now available everywhere you buy or stream music. Take a listen and check out more new recently released music here on our ‘New Country Music’ playlist. Be sure to give the playlist a follow for your weekly new country music fix.