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Updated: Jul 29, 2021

Ryan J. Clary is a musician/songwriter/producer from Boston, MA. He has been making music all of his life, fronted bands theband Vú & Driip, he is now releasing music solo under The Good in People/thisisryanjohn. On top of producing his own music he also produces for a number of indie artists, plays drums for the DisInterested Gentlemen and runs the indie label be nice records. Ryan’s goal is to make as much music as possible, and he is not slowing down.

For fans who have never heard your music, can you pick three words to describe it?! If three words just aren't enough then tell us more!!

Hmmm I’m not very good at answering questions like this, but I’d say vibey, rhythmic and from-the-heart. Hahah

What is your favorite part about being an artist? Is it songwriting, performing, recording, something else?) Tell us why.

Writing, recording and performing are all my favorite parts of being an “artist”. They’re all very necessary in creating and expressing myself. I love the solitude of writing and recording and then I love being able to share that with people and all connect.

Can you tell us what being in the recording studio is like for you?

It’s pretty intense, I’ve been told. I move pretty quick. If I’m recording my music then rarely will there ever be somebody else in the studio with me. I need to be alone, it’s a very vulnerable process and other people in the studio can mess with the vibe or my confidence. When I produce for other people I like to create whatever vibe is going to be beneficial for them, but ideally I’d also work pretty quickly. I get excited and inspired and love to capability off of it when it’s the freshest.

Okay, this a fun question. When you are not doing music, what else do you enjoy doing?

I love spending time with my girlfriend, my family and my friends. I also love expressing myself through other art forms like video editing, photo, tattoos etc.

Who do you admire most in the music scene today and why?

Lately I’ve been getting back to my roots and returning to the drums. I can’t help but be in love with Travis Barker. He’s always been a huge inspiration, but especially these days. That dude is everywhere. His work ethic is incredible and to be able to make a bunch of different music with a bunch of different people is the dream.

Can you tell us what song you've written that is the most emotional and describe the meaning behind it?

Eh, the one that’s the MOST emotional I’d rather not dive into right now. Hahah, sorry. But honestly I put everything into all of my music. I can’t help but write about personal experience and how I’m feeling so all my music is pretty emotional.

Are you working on any new material right now or what's in the works for the upcoming year?

Yeah of course. I’m always cooking!! I have another single ready to go that will be coming out in the next month or two. I’ve produced a couple songs for some really great artists that’ll be coming out soon as well. And I’ve been playing drums all summer with a band called the DisInterested Gentlemen and we plan on getting in the studio in the fall

Tell us where fans can access your music.

Stream it on Spotify

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