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Ryan Cabrera Talks Touring, 'Wake Up Beautiful' EP, and His Hair Secrets

Stefanie | PopWrapped Author


03/12/2015 1:31 pm
PopWrapped | Premieres
Ryan Cabrera—talk about a blast from the past! When I heard his name a few months ago, all I could think about were the songs "On the Way Down," "Shine On," and "True," and then how Ryan just kind of disappeared from the music scene. What happened? After releasing his first few albums, he appeared on some reality television shows like the Ashlee Simpson Show and The Hills, but never released any new music. Was he ever going to? Or was he finished pursuing a music career? Believe it or not, Ryan recently put all of those thoughts to rest by releasing his new single, “House on Fire!” If you haven’t already heard the song, what are you waiting for? You can listen to it by checking out the bonus version of the music video! If you like what you hear, his EP, Wake Up Beautiful, releases on Tuesday March 3.
Ryan Cabrera Courtesy of Dynamite Music
Following the EP’s release, Ryan will be hitting the road with Secondhand Serenade to co-headline the Radio Revival tour. The tour kicks off March 12 in Sacramento and travels across the U.S. Want to find out if the tour is coming to YOUR city? You can find the tour dates here and then read PopWrapped's interview with Ryan! I recently had the chance to catch up with him to chat about the Radio Revival tour, Wake Up Beautiful, and his hair secrets. Hope you enjoy it!

PW: It's been a few years since you last released music, what have you been up to?

Ryan Cabrera

: I’ve been writing the record and recording in between touring. I love being on the road, so trying to balance my passion for performing live and making the right record with the right team definitely takes time. I wasn't going to put anything out until I felt it was ready, and was the best record that I could make.

PW:  Following up to that, a fan wanted me to ask, do you still use hair glue? If not, how do you get your hair to be so awesome?


: Hahahahaha I use dirt!! And my bed!!

PW:  On a more serious note, let's talk about your new EP. Can you describe the sound of it? Did anything or anyone in particular influence the sound?


: The sound is really versatile. Every song kind of takes on its own sound, and I wanted it to take you on a musical journey, per se. We definitely mixed in a lot of different instruments that I haven't used before, but I wanted to stick with the fun, upbeat acoustic sound.

PW: Did you write all of the songs on the new EP? What inspires you when you are writing?


: I did! There were a lot of collaborations from some amazing friends and producers along the way! Life inspires me. Experience and learning inspires me. Love inspires me. People inspire me.

PW: What can fans expect from you next?


: I’m about to go on a US tour with one of my buddies, Secondhand Serenade. I plan on being on the road promoting the new music for a long, long time.

PW: What are you looking forward to most about touring? Do you have any favorite cities to visit?


: I’m definitely looking forward to being onstage with the amazing musicians in my band and bringing these new songs to life!! Yeah, I love San Francisco with a passion! I love Chicago, New York City, Orlando and so many others. I’m also excited for all the cities that I haven’t visited!

PW: What can fans expect to hear in your set list? Any old favorites like "On The Way Down" or "Photo"?


Oh, we are definitely going to be whipping out the old school songs as well! I still love performing them!

PW: You'll be doing meet and greets during this tour, what's the weirdest fan experience you've had? Have you been given any abnormal gifts?


Hahah! One time, a fan camped out overnight under a table in a dressing room and popped out when we arrived! We let her stay and hang for a bit. That dedication, though! I always find it funny when people give me underwear.

PW: On the flip side, what's the best thing you've ever received from a fan?


I love the old collage stuff fans make.

PW: What's the best advice you've received?


: Make sure you don't let the idea of success effect you as an artist. Only you can decide the value of success.

PW: Would you like to talk about or add anything else?


Thank you for taking the time to chat! I’m looking forward to releasing my new EP, Wake Up Beautiful, on 3/3, and can't wait to see everyone on the road!! ;-)

A huge thank you to Ryan Cabrera for taking the time to chat with us! Be sure to follow him on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.  Don't forget to grab a copy of his EP, Wake Up Beautiful, when it releases on March 3rd!

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