Phoebe Ryan Says Britney Spears Collaboration 'Still Feels Like a Dream': Interview

Aaron Richter
Phoebe Ryan photographed at the Billboard Hot 100 Music Festival at Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater on Aug. 19, 2017 in Wantagh, New York.

Green Girl Phoebe Ryan released her new single, "Be Real," earlier in September while her latest music video, "Forgetting All About You" featuring Blackbear, received almost 1 million YouTube views within a month.

Her U.S. and Canada Phoebe Ryan Fall Tour will kick off Oct. 31.

In this interview with Billboard Radio China, Ryan says "Forgetting All About You" was written at the end of last year. "It is so great that I was able to put it out now, and I was so happy to put the music video out because I did a lot of the artwork for it, and it is a cartoon, so it was really a great experience being able to put so much of myself into the release of the video and everything.

"It was a dream to be a part of everything. My friend is a great animator, we collaborated. It is really fun."

On debating whether she is an artist or a songwriter, Ryan explains, "I was an engineering student, audio engineering, so I was behind the desk, setting up the microphone, learning about the sound, but then I was like, 'I just want to write songs and sing them.' The debate is still going, but I think I am doing a great job of doing both right now."

On collaborating with Britney Spears, Ryan shares, "It was so crazy; it still feels like a dream. She is amazing. I love Britney Spears. I was super inspired by Britney Spears and Katy Perry, and I also like rock 'n roll. I just like taste pieces from everybody; I just love really good songs."

Ryan also has a message for her fans in China: "Thank you guys so much. I can't wait to come to China and perform for you someday soon, hopefully next year."

Listen to the full 10 Questions interview with Phoebe Ryan on <a href="http://www.billboardradiochina.com/bb2/15-September-2017-Phoebe-Ryan-Green-Girl-is-Be-Real-10-Questions-Billboard-hot-100-fest">Billboard Radio China</a>.