We had the good fortune of connecting with Ryan Adamés and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Ryan, what role has risk played in your life or career?
I think taking risk is super important, for me anyway. I’ve always kind of been the type to do what speaks to me artistically first, and then I think everything falls into place from there. I may not be singing a traditional top 40 song and thats ok with me because I followed the path of authenticity and that means more to me than anything else at the end of the day . So yes, take risks, go against the grain and be fearless

Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I am an Electro-Pop artist from Los Angeles and starting She & The Bandit a few years ago is probably my proudest moment. I started out releasing music under my name years ago and I just felt like I boxed myself into a corner creatively and decided to take a break for a while until I could figure out what exactly I needed from this journey. I came up with the idea of SATB which consists of myself as the “Bandit” who essentially “kidnaps” a different female vocal for each track hence the name She & The Bandit. It was important for me to feel as creative as possible and channel all of my energy into this project and have never felt so fulfilled by my own music before. I compose and write everything on my own and work with one of my closest friends Gabe Lopez on the production. That being said It definitely hasn’t been easy, but I just pushed on because I know what my end goal is and I refuse to give up on that dream. To me thats the most important lesson, to keep going. Things get tough and the perseverance shows in the end. While i’ve stumbled along the way that’s what’s helped me with the next one, to not make the same mistakes I made before so I try to really listen to the universe in that way and make sure I’m paying attention

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I’m super into nature and I think if someone from out of town came to visit I’d definitely take them hiking, yes theres the infamous Runyon Canyon but there are also really beautiful hikes in the Burbank mountains that I love. Malibu is really great to drive down the ocean too, weather permitting of course. I think there are also some really cool obscure places in downtown that are fun to walk around and check out. Most people have seen a nightclub, or a fancy restaurant before so the best experiences to me are aimlessly roaming around an area, finding small businesses and enjoying the company of a friendship

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
Honestly, I think all of lifes experiences that i’ve faced thus far has really shaped who I am as a person and artist. I am incredibly forthcoming when it comes to my songwriting and always write about what’s going on in my personal life. So it’s important that I give credit to that, heartbreak, family, love, life, friendships. It all plays a huge role in my creative process

Instagram: Sheandthebandit

Youtube: https://youtu.be/384E_0YhJJk

Image Credits
Photographer: Allen Zaki

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