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Review: "Ruin My Life" - Ryan Mitchell

Overcoming addiction is a tough battle many face. Ryan Mitchell tackles that battle in his latest single, "Ruin My Life." The track began as a toxic love song to his addiction, outlining his struggles with alcohol. Mitchell is 2 years sober, but still has days he has to fight picking up a drink. "Ruin My Life" is an ode to those fighting addiction, as Mitchell states, "I am grateful to be a part of a community of people who share my experience. I hope to in part give a voice to this community and help people." Mitchell also hopes to push genre boundaries with this song, fusing pop-punk and pop/hip-hop together, feeling that the narrative of "Ruin My Life" translates well across both genres.

"Ruin My Life" is a quirky, playful track you're bound to have on repeat. Heavy with an infectious commercial pop energy, this song creatively intertwines an essence of rock with a hint of pop-punk. Showing off his impressive songwriting abilities, Mitchell infuses "Ruin My Life" with memorable melodies and drives the track forward with upbeat percussive hits. Mitchell gives us one of the most unforgettable choruses, infusing it with captivating melodic material that allows his voice to soar. The pop-punk/alt-pop vibe "Ruin My Life" radiates harkens back to some of Mitchell's influences like My Chemical Romance, Post Malone, and Blackbear.

LA-based alternative pop artist, Ryan Mitchell, has been gaining attention over TikTok ever since his debut single, "Russian Roulette." From the attention, he has been steadily amassing a cult following comprised of Emos, outcasts, and music lovers around the world. Mitchell has developed a unique sound and writing style from singing and writing for a series of punk/rock bands around LA. He uses powerful hooks, smooth vocals, and stacked harmonies to explore difficult topics like mental health, toxic romance, and addiction. Through his music, he hopes to share his experiences with his audience and to give voices to those struggling.

Written By Cheyenne Johnson



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