Ryan and Fi release new single ‘Song for Luke’



The musical duo known as Ryan and Fi have released their latest single, “Song for Luke.” The single is in memoriam of singer Ryan’s brother, Luke who died tragically while climbing last year. “Song for Luke” is the most significant official release from Ryan and Fi in recent months and will be followed by another single, “Well Together” on December 10th. “Song for Luke” is a work of great humanity and beauty in equal parts, undeniably moving music that seizes the listener at once and caresses rather than plucks the heartstrings. It is some of the most heartfelt, genuine songwriting ever composed.


Ryan and Fi is the professional stage name of Ryan and Fiona, who have been playing in the Australian music underground throughout Sydney for ten years in various ensembles. Their current incarnation as a duo, Ryan and Fi, is gaining traction in its third year. They cite as main artistic influences such songsmiths as The Beatles, Leonard Cohen, Bob Dylan, Elton John, Coldplay, Katy Perry and Pink.


Of these, Ryan’s songwriting style and vocal timbre is reminiscent of Elton John, Leonard Cohen, and Bob Dylan, also – truly, elements of all three are easily distinguished in Ryan’s own, unique style. The delicate precision of both Ryan and Fi’s voices is often startling, sometimes even bewildering in their sheer perfection. This is not to suggest that they sound mechanical, however. In fact, they melt into their music until one forgets that they are performing it.


The lyrical content of “Song for Luke” is not gloomy. It is a peaceful assertion of one’s connection to all things from a natural perspective, not unlike the transcendentalist works of poets like Ralph Waldo Emerson and Walt Whitman. Ryan declares the happy presence of his brother in the wind and the trees. Neither is “Song for Luke” a work of catharsis. It is very simply Ryan’s explanation to the world that, clearly, life is omnipresent and death is not at all.


“Its main message is one of hope, love and letting go,” write Ryan and Fi. It is Ryan and Fi’s hope that this song can help others who have been through similar experiences to better deal with the pain of loss. It also includes the message of life after death and that loved ones are still there, only in a different sense.”


“Song for Luke” by Ryan and Fi is available online worldwide beginning 30 November 2013.


-S. McCauley

Staff Press Release Writer



The single “Song for Luke” is distributed globally by MondoTunes (www.MondoTunes.com) and is available at iTunes for convenient purchase and download


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