When the world turned upside down in March 2020, Irish singer-songwriter Ryan Mack decided to retreat to his bedroom and do what he knew best, write songs. Slowly teasing those songs online that decision turned out to be a great one and two years later he now has over 120 million Spotify streams and is about to go on an 18 date European Tour with American superstars AJR.
From a bedroom in Newbridge to sold out stages across the world, it has been quite the journey for the young songwriter.
His first success was a co-write with TikTok star, long-time friend and collaborator, Robert Grace. Their song Fake Fine that Robert released was without doubt the Irish breakthrough pop hit of 2020. ‘Fake Fine’, a top 10 hit at radio in their native Ireland also topped the domestic Spotify viral chart and similarly the number 1 spot on Shazam.
Solo success would quickly follow for Ryan. His viral hit “Broke”, the song that started it all for him, got over 1 million streams in less than two months and radio plays across the world. Word spread and with globally renowned artists like Charlie Puth, Megan Trainor and Andy Grammer showering him with praise online it wasn’t long before he was even getting tipped by digital authority Taylor Lorenz of the The New York Times.
His follow up release ‘She Wins, I Lose’ in early 2021 had Ryan feature on Billboard.com alongside Olivia Rodrigo, playlisted on SIRIUSXM in the U.S, and go top 20 at radio in his native Ireland.
A prolific songwriter, he would follow that up with ‘Perfect On Me’, a straight up pop banger that would see him get his very first play on BBC Radio 1, featuring on Molly King’s show Best New Pop.
It was the middle of that summer, July 2021 that things would go stratospheric for Ryan with the release of ‘Overwhelmed’ his re-working of California punk band Royal & The Serpents track of the same name. A viral sensation it now has over 80 million streams.
Ryan’s audience ballooned and he now has over 2.5 million fans from all across the world. A recent zoom event had people join from every corner of the globe, India to Ireland, America to Australia and everywhere in between.
Further releases followed with ‘Guess That’s Love’ and ‘Sad Fuck’ closing out 2021 before ‘Only Human’ Ryan’s next big global hit would drop in early 2022.
A massively popular song it again saw Ryan feature on BBC Radio 1’s, Best New Pop as well as global new music website Ones To Watch and get his own episode with Travis Mills on Apple Music.
The future continues to look very bright for Ryan Mack. Furter releases this year have included ‘Sweet Tooth’ and the radio hit ‘Wish You the Worst’. This past summer he celebrated getting his first 100 Spotify streams and is just about to announce his debut European tour.