It’s a message that many may have to listen to proper now. RYDYR – aka Cole Pendery – has launched ‘See You Round,’ a track he tells us is all about being ‘assured in who you really are.’
Although RYDYR tells MeSlop that “see you round’ got here collectively two years in the past, the observe’s message of self-acceptance is a well timed one. The track and video, launched right now (June 5), arrives firstly of PRIDE month, a time when the LGBTQ+ neighborhood celebrates how far it has come (whereas acknowledging there’s nonetheless way more work to be finished for them to realize equality.) It’s additionally a time when the streets are stuffed with outraged protesters demanding justice whereas affirming how Black Lives Matter. But, “see you round” is about being snug and glad in your individual pores and skin. The video, premiering right here on MeSlop, sees folks of all creeds and colour actually shed a white masks, rejecting hegemony to like their very own faces.
“We wrote ‘See You Round’ about 2 years in the past,” RYDYR (aka Cole Pendery) tells MeSlop EXCLUSIVELY. “This track was immediately written for my followers who requested me to jot down about psychological well being. Our world has been in such an odd place. Society and the pressures of media/social media have made folks really feel as in the event that they should act, or look, or be a sure approach to slot in. This time is clearly over.”
Whereas many artists have postponed music in gentle of the nationwide protests, RYDYR tells us that now’s the proper time to drop this track and video. “I feel it’s good timing that this track is popping out right now. It’s about being assured in who you really are, whether or not you’re black, white, Asian, homosexual, bi, WHATEVER you’re. You might be stunning. You matter. You might be essential.’ I hope I see the true you round is’ what I’m saying on this track. Not the false model of self all of us have a tendency to hold occasionally.”
“I’m so excited to see these modifications going down,” he provides. The revolution is right here! I hope you all discover inspiration in “see you round” and proceed to do your half to carry change to our world. It’s essentially the most superb factor I’ve ever witnessed. To the black neighborhood — I stand with you. Your lives have all the time mattered. To the LBGTQ neighborhood — glad Delight month. And to everybody – I really like you all with all my coronary heart. Thanks for listening.”
Followers have loved RYDYR’s voice for years. Whereas touring internationally within the earlier phases of his music profession, Cole picked up the data that will affect the subsequent chapter of his artistic profession. “The largest factor I took away is that music is highly effective. It unites everybody,” he says in an announcement. “It saves lives like drugs. I realized the way it can change folks. I acquired a crash course within the trade. I additionally realized I didn’t must filter myself; I wanted to be genuine.”
After christening himself RYDYR, a respelling of his mom’s maiden identify, Cole started working. All through 2018 and 2019, he wrote the songs that will make up his forthcoming 2020 EP. It’s a mission that guarantees to characteristic “daring and vibrant pop,” mixing genres with “reside instrumentation and unfiltered lyrics.” If the remainder of the EP is as inspiring as “See You Round,” followers of RYDYR higher stick round to see what else he has in retailer.