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GET TO KNOW: CYAAN
Photo: Abraham Rodriguez
Following on from a string of fresh and uplifting offerings over the last few years, Texas-based singer and songwriter CYAAN has now made his vibrant return with his shimmering new single 'Paradise'.
Channelling a wonderfully bright and euphoric pop direction from start to finish, 'Paradise' makes for an instantly engaging listen. Jam-packed with glossy tones, killer hooks, and his own captivating voice at the helm, he is definitely looking to pull on our heartstrings with this one.
So with the new single available now, we sat down with him to find out more about his background and influences over the years.
What was the first band or artist you fell in love with?
This is an interesting question. I feel as if I have went through a lot of phases as far as music taste. I believe the first one I really fell in love with was probably Panic! At The Disco back in my emo days. BUT I probably fell the hardest for LANY a few years ago. This inspired me to start creating my own sad pop music.
Did you ever form a band when you were younger and if so, what did they sound like?
Yes! I was actually in a band called Across the Atlantic. We toured around the world playing pop punk music. We sounded a lot like a day to remember. We actually recorded our albums with Andrew Wade in Florida, which was a producer of A Day to Remember! Unfortunately the pandemic hit and we kind of all went our separate ways, but it’ll always hold a place in my heart. So many great memories from those days.
What has been your primary inspiration in writing music?
Haha as mentioned above LANY literally opened my mind to doing pop music. Everyone asks me that and they expect a really thorough answers about what I write my music about. I just love how vulnerable LANY is. I love how they make you feel. I wanted to make music like that but with a darker spin. Writing music has been such a great experience and I’m learning more and more with every release.
What is a song you wish you had written yourself?
“Thick and Thin” by LANY for sure . It’s such a BOP. Or “I’m so tired” by Lauv. Such a simple song and gets stuck in your head all day. Straight fire.
If there was any moment in your career you could relive, what would it be?
Probably touring through Europe! Such a great experience traveling the world and playing sold out shows every night. I wish I would have soaked it in a little more and taken more pictures. Life was moving so fast at that time. I wish I could go back.
Which artist would you most love to share a stage with?
LANY, Lauv, Troye Sivan, or The Band Camino would be absolutely insane.
I am excited to start playing live shows. I miss the stage x10000.
And is there an artist you would love to collaborate with as well?
I think it would be great to collaborate with Charlie Puth. He’s an absolute GENIUS. Everything he makes is pure magic. Can’t go wrong with collaborating with him tbh.
Where do you see yourself in five years time?
Still making music and praying that I’m doing a ton of shows. That’s the best part about making music is connecting with your fans and wildin out.
CYAAN's new single 'Paradise' is available to stream now. Check out the new video for it below.