Ryan Ellis image courtesy of Merge PR
Tue, Jul 18th 2023 05:10 pm
Singer, songwriter, and performing artist Ryan Ellis announced his latest project, “Nite-N-Day,” (Provident Label Group/Sony Music), is out now. Released this past Friday, the southern California-based artist debuted the five-song EP the same day at WFNM, the “We Found New Music” showcase in Los Angeles.
“ ‘Nite-N-Day’ speaks to my personal journey of transformation and finding love that changed everything,” Ellis shared. “I used to live a life focused solely on myself, going 100 miles an hour on everything in excess, but I still felt empty. Then, I found Jesus. He showed me I was worthy of love, and helped me cope with the anxiety and pain. God brought light to my life, chasing away all the shadows and making everything clearer. It was like night and day, a complete transformation. I questioned myself and realized that I couldn’t run from love. That’s something I still go through, but writing these songs is a reminder and a reflection of the relationship I have with the Holy Spirit and also the flow of life and relationships and people. God is in it all … ‘Nite-N-Day.’ ”
Click here to listen to the EP. Along with his new songs, three music videos will also be released over the following weeks.
Performing at this year’s WFNM showcase, which is an artist discovery platform dedicated to introducing exceptional artists to music industry leaders, organizations and fans, Ellis was honored to share his message through his new songs. Since 2012, WFNM has helped introduce artists through its biweekly FM radio show on “The Socal Sound” and Dash Radio, including live acoustic performances and interview sessions, blogs, and three weekly showcases with many of today’s most relevant artists, including Billie Eilish, Alec Benjamin and Imagine Dragons.
More About Ryan Ellis
With songwriting talents that have allowed him to pen songs for Matt Redman, Natalie Grant, Meredith Andrews, Steven Malcolm and Housefires, California-based worship artist and songwriter Ellis also wrote Chris Tomlin’s “Resurrection Power,” earning him a GMA Dove Award nomination and ASCAP’s “Most Performed Song” award in 2018. He was also nominated for a GMA Dove Award in 2022 (Best New Artist).
Accolade, however, is not the fuel of Ellis’s fire. He shared, “I’m a devoted husband and father first. I have a deep love for Jesus and the way that songs draw people in to experience him, to be inspired and encouraged, and ultimately to let them know that they are loved. Music is the language that everyone can understand, and it’s all I know how to do.”
Ellis released his self-titled album last July, which included his hit single “Heart Of The Father,” which peaked at No. 2 at Mediabase and has received more than 61 million streams to date. He has toured with Housefires, opening for Maverick City Music x Kirk Franklin, as well as touring with Big Daddy Weave and We Are Messengers.
Follow Ryan at RyanEllisMusic.com.