A name inspired by her Korean-mixed heritage, RYU initially found her way to music through classical, k-pop and pop, but quickly diverted her musical objective to sub-genres of Rock after discovering strong female fronted bands. Heavily influenced by the works of Paramore, Stand Atlantic and Nothing But Thieves, RYU and her band are providing anthemic tunes with catchy melodies and hooks that are bound to get stuck in your head. A powerhouse hungry to explode on stage with a captivating stage presence, RYU is an emerging artist you won’t want to miss.
“An energetic, emerging artist that writes songs like earworms that’ll lodge deep inside your psyche.” - Dallas Frasca
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