If you don’t already know Ryan Pulford, you might know some of the tracks he’s been behind. Ryan Pulford got his start collaborating with renowned alternative band A R I Z O N A, acting as a mentor and friend in their writing/production process. Now, the New Jersey native has transferred those skills, along with some stellar vocals, to his independent projects. And wow, are they good. Pulford’s latest drop “Crashing,” is cathartic in every means of the word. With reflective verses that crescendo into an explosive, freeing chorus, simply listening to this track is like a weight off the shoulders.
It’s obvious that Pulford has some serious production skills – while the lyrics and melodies of this track are beautiful, the masterful production is what sets it apart. Opening with subtle ballad-esque piano overlain by echoing vocals, the single quickly transitions into something euphoric. As he sings the single word, “crashing,” Pulford triggers a symphony of guitars, drum beats, and a sense of utter bliss. I can’t help but compare his sound to The 1975, only less somber and more uplifting. The track is cinematic yet mellow – something near impossible to execute properly. But somehow, Pulford does it. This is one that deserves all the hype.