Ryan Larkins: ‘Meet Ryan Larkins’ Debut EP Review

Ryan Larkins shares his debut EP, Meet Ryan Larkins, out now, October 13th, on all streaming platforms. Listen to the new music below.

Songwriters are the backbone of every good country song; however, when songwriters finally decide to step into the limelight as an artist, magic happens. That is what is happening now with Ryan Larkins. A Nashville-born country artist, Larkins started his career as a songwriter penning songs for artists like Cody Johnson. Today, the singer-songwriter is making his debut as a recording artist in his own right. His brand new project Meet Ryan Larkins is out now.

In just five songs, Larkins is showing fans exactly who he is as a person and as an artist. In our recent interview with the singer, he shared, “I think it’s a great representation of who I am as an artist, and I’m just so thankful to have that opportunity. Hopefully, when people hear that song it feels like they have been introduced to me not only as a songwriter and as an artist, but to me as a person.”

The record kicks off with the two previously released songs, “Man That Holds The Beer” and “She’s The Tough One.” The former is a true-blue, blue-collar country song. The song embodies the spirit of country music in an effortless and catchy way. Moreover, “She’s The Tough One” is dedicated to anyone who has a tough woman by their side. Larkins wrote this song about his wife who has been a rock for him throughout his career.

Next up, “Paid For It” depicts Larkins’ journey so far. A beautiful and lyrical country song, “Paid For It” is one of the best songs off the project. However, “King of Country Music” is our absolute favorite off the record. The song was inspired by a conversation Larkins had with his son, who asked him “who is the King of Country Music?” While many have argued that many of the greats are the ‘King,’ namely George Strait, Larkins gives us something else to think about – calling the song the backbone of country music aka the king. We tend to agree!

Finally the record culminates with a song called, “Dream Baby.” On “Dream Baby,” Larkins brings back some tempo. The song is a fun, love song that encourages us all to “dream with our eyes wide open.” The perfect way to round out Meet Ryan Larkins, the debut EP is an incredible first outing for Larkins, who is showing staying power already with his first release.

Meet Ryan Larkins Tracklist:

  1. Man That Holds The Beer
  2. She’s The Tough One
  3. Paid For It
  4. King of Country Music
  5. Dream Baby

Country Swag Picks:

  1. “King of Country Music”
  2. “Paid For It”

Ryan Larkins shares his debut EP, ‘Meet Ryan Larkins,’ out now on all streaming platforms.

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