-I fell in love with the idea of it being a fan-funded album, and it really feeling like myself and the people who have pledged are making the album TOGETHER. It really does feel that way. People have helped name songs, decide the track listing and come up with more exclusives. It continues to be an extremely fun and rewarding experience.
What sort of things can readers receive if they pledge?
-I wanted to have really cool, unique items. So, not only are their exclusive tshirts, posters etc… There are things like mini concerts on cassette, house party shows, Sharpie portraits, original paintings, guitar string bracelets, and lots of other fun stuff.
What can we expect from your solo album, I have already heard some and it is my kind of music! Can you give our readers some idea?
-I really want this album to be upbeat and fun. I’ve written a lot of sad songs… and frankly, I’m tired of it. I’m on a mission to keep the vibe of this solo album hopeful and joyous. Lots of smiles and head bobbing 🙂
I knew that you were a talented songwriter from People on Vacation but had no idea that you were such a talented artist! Can you share with us some of your artistic work?
-Aww. Thanks! Yeah, I love to draw and paint. The “Fake Ads” have really taken off. People are always asking for specific pieces with a favorite cartoon or movie character… and their favorite soda or candy. I love making them, and it’s pretty much the coolest thing ever for people to want my art and hang it in their house.
How do you juggle being in a band, being a solo artist in both music and art?
-It’s tough, but when you love what you as much as I do… You figure out a way to make it happen. I’m truly blessed to get to live a life doing what I love.
When this album is released can fans expect a tour? You are welcome Down Under!
-YES! Already talking about tour plans for next year. I’d love to head to that part of the world.
Anything else you would like to tell our readers?
-Go pledge for my solo album!!! Haha. The album is almost funded, and it really is a lot of fun.
Thanks Ryan! I have pledge guys, take a look and order some unique items as well as supporting Ryan’s dreams!
Check out Ryans Pledge here. http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/ryanhamilton