RYAN CARAVEO Interview- no manager, sharing music on CDs, no longer rapping
“I think it would be really cool to see a bunch of people singing a song that I wrote when I was really pissed off”
Seattle-born alt-hip hop artist Ryan Caraveo has returned with a brand new single called “Deceived” via AWAL, available to stream now on Spotify, Apple Music, and all DSPs worldwide. The track will be featured on Ryan’s forthcoming album, and continues his prolific musical output on the heels of 2018’s At Least I Tried. For long-time fans of Caraveo’s, “Deceived” has a familiar feel to the edgy yet relatable tendencies the singer’s music has had in the past but with a fresh, alternative-leaning rawness.
“‘Deceived’ is a moody banger,” says Caraveo. “It sucks when you’re still hung up on someone who’s already over you. It sucks even more when they continue stringing you along. That’s what this song is about.” We’ve certainly all been there.
Ryan Caraveo made his first appearance in 2014 looking clean-cut, while his music was anything but that. His debut album Swings gave listeners a taste of triumph, loss, heartbreak, and his battles with inner demons. The album’s most popular song, “Paradise,” is an uneasy ode to the escape drugs provide and has since been streamed over 20 million times. In 2016, the Pacific Northwest native sold out several of the largest Seattle venues, performed at Sasquatch Festival, and finished the summer by gracing the main stage of the iconic Bumbershoot Festival. Following his 2018 album At Least I Tried, Ryan completed a US headline tour, further displaying his preference for happy melodies paired with gloomy thoughts.