Jack Ryan – ‘Just Want To Talk’

Jack Ryan knows he doesn’t need to play games to win over his audience – his talent is immediately obvious the moment he picks up his guitar, and his laidback and easy-going attitude are a part of his personality and come to the fore when he’s performing. The singer songwriter, whose style is a cohesive blend of rock, country, and contemporary pop, has released his latest single, ‘Just Want To Talk’, and the video is a primer for newcomers to Jack Ryan: as he works his gentlemanly charm and wins over hearts and minds.

Starting in 2015, Jack Ryan’s music career went into full throttle when he was hired by Carnival Cruise Lines as a solo vocalist. It was here that he was able to develop his personable style to its full potential, as he learned how to connect on a personal level with every member of the audience – no matter how many their number. Following his return to shore in 2017, he held residencies at three major venues in Nashville: the world-famous Tootsies Orchid Lounge, Redneck Riviera, and Hotel Indigo. His 2018 release, ‘Next Exit, Paradise’, proved a hit, and found a spot on Spotify Norway’s Top 50 Playlist.

The bouncy, up-tempo rhythm and slight silliness of ‘Just Want To Talk’ shows the song for the fun tune it is – and it tells the story of how not every guy has an ulterior motive when they get into conversations with girls at clubs. He’s not looking for marriage or one night stands or dating or a horse drawn carriage – he’s just wanting to talk, to hear what the girl has to say. Quite refreshing!

The video for ‘Just Want To Talk’ likewise holds onto this silliness, with Jack and his bandmates dancing around while jamming out the song. They lay on the floor, just chilling and laughing; and at one point, all three are in the toilets…It’s unorthodox, but it’s disarming and, fun.

You can watch the video for ‘Just Want To Talk’ below, and find out more about Jack Ryan on his official website.

Jack Ryan - Just Want to Talk (Official Video)

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