Ryder Soars with New Song 'Nirvana': Exclusive Premiere

Devin Landgren


Ryder finds her special place in “Nirvana.” 

The Los Angeles-bred electro-pop artist has been dropping hints this week at her social media accounts. The dead giveaway: a post of the iconic Nirvana wasted smiley face.



“Nirvana,” Ryder tells Billboard, is a blend of classical melodic moments with contemporary pop music.

It’s also a sweeping, dreamy number, punctuated with exotic beats and floaty lyrics. “The release is exciting for me because it feels like a door opening to more new things you will hear from me,” she explains.

“I've grown a lot in the last year as an artist and creator; I can't wait to share that. I grew up around classical music and used to perform in choirs as a young kid, where I'd sing classical choral arrangements and folk music as well as a brief stint in opera. The hauntingly beautiful melodies and harmonic layers from those genres are inspiring motifs I try to constantly incorporate in my music wherever I can.”

Stream “Nirvana” here.


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