Denver Musician, Ryan Hutchens, has picked up the pieces that he has collected along the last decade of his life to put together a musical work of art highlighting all of the soulful emotions and moments that have made him the man that he has matured into today throughout his phenomenal latest album release, ‘The Last Ten Years’.
Kicking off with the first track, “Green My Eyes”, Ryan introduces listeners into his charming vocal style while serenading the masses with a balanced ode of love carrying lyricism that speaks highly of a love that has gone astray even through Ryan still holds the utmost respect toward the beauty that he once encountered within their relationships’ glory days. The second track, “The Last Ten Years”, begins with a soft acoustic that sets the tone for a reflective track as Ryan lyrically travels back to moments of naivety and innocence that he once shared with the individual who once set his soul on fire and ignited his highest desires. “Education” is the third track which lyrically speaks of how our interpersonal relationships can serve as some of the most educational pieces of our lives that demystify our minds all the while Ryan takes steps toward creating space for more love to enter his life. The fourth track, “New Remedy”, lyrically draws the curtains on how Ryan has carried majority of the weight of the relationship that he speaks of throughout the album as he expresses that he refuses to live his life within an emotional cage.
“Fortunate Peace” is the fifth track that trickles down the spine of listeners as Ryan subconsciously speaks of the highs and lows that come throughout the long and at times tedious period of healing amidst separation. The sixth track, “Fake Flowers And The Weather”, begins with a soft echo of release as Ryan lyrically attempts to let go of the attachment that he has encountered within this interpersonal relationship while seeking a simple external environment in the mountains of Georgia which would aid in growing softer again over time. “Poor Old Man” is the eighth track that instrumentally mimics the likes of Mumford and Sons within their ‘Sigh No More’ days as Ryan lyrically takes listeners into what he perceives will be the feelings that he will encounter in hindsight of mending his broken heart. The ninth track, “A House And A Porch”, is a work of love that lyrically bursts right into the simple and sweet things in life that Ryan once desired to share and bring to life with the individual that he shared his one precious life with. Closing out with “Instrumental In C”, Ryan instrumentally creates the aura of peace of mind as he recognizes that has tackled all of his demons throughout ‘The Last Ten Years’ and has grown ready to turn the page.
Proving that there are still chivalrous gentlemen left within this ever-changing world, Ryan Hutchens is one talented charmer that stands tall within integrity, respect and genuine care while musically musing upon the moments that have made the life that he has lived thus far. If you’re a fan of fellow musicians such as Mumford & Sons, James Blake, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, and Bon Iver, then keep an eye on the ride ahead for Ryan on Soundcloud.
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