Premiere: Ryann’s Aching “One Minute” Is a Dazzling, Poignant Post-Breakup Hit

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LA-based artist-to-watch Ryann continues her ascent with her debut EP’s final single “One Minute,” a dazzling burst of fresh heartache and nostalgia set to an entrancing pop soundtrack.
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If you’re searching for your favorite new dreamweaver, look no further than Ryann.

At 23 years old, LA-based artist Ryann has made a quick name for herself in both mainstream and indie communities thanks to her singularly catchy songwriting abilities and her utterly radiant vocals. She is voice driving The Chainsmokers’ 2015 single “New York City” and a litany of other electronic and pop songs, yet it was when Ryann took the first steps of her proper solo career last year that she showed the whole world what she’s made of. Nearly a year later, her career has taken off and she’s ready for a fuller introduction with her debut EP. Its poignant final single, “One Minute,” is a dazzling burst of fresh nostalgia set to an entrancing pop soundtrack.

Heartache never felt quite this fun.

One Minute - Ryann

One Minute – Ryann

I should be hearing your two feet
I should be laying next to
someone but the space is empty

You should be brushing your teeth
And I should be hearing you
do it from on top of these sheets

Atwood Magazine is proud to be premiering “One Minute,” the Ryann’s fourth original single and her final release ahead of her upcoming debut EP. The moniker for New York-born, Los Angeles-based singer/songwriter Victoria Ryann Zaro, Ryann is a one-in-a-million songstress: Her work is catchy, lilting, bright, thoughtful, and thoroughly enchanting. Atwood named her an artist-to-watch this past February, premiering her second single “Drive” and calling it “an irresistible and emotional indie pop song capturing the mixed bag of nostalgia, affection, and independence we feel in the wake of break-up.”

Ryann’s third single “Andrew” arrived in May and further cemented her ‘indie pop phenomenon’ status. “Her music is bright – a catchy, airy gust of turbulent feeling – yet wrapped up with her emotions is this influential, inspiring energy,” we wrote in a roundup review. “you listen to the lyrics, “Andrew” is a kind of lover’s lament – aching soul, broken heart, and all – but if we sink into the music, Ryann provides us with a cathartic, uplifting release of feeling. I’m dancing around the room, singing, “Andrew, what’s it gonna take to forget you, drunk and afraid on the sofa if your college apartment, oh no, here comes the darkness…” – and I’m loving every moment of it.”

Ryann © Clyde Munroe

Ryann © Clyde Munroe



“One Minute” is yet another breakup upheaval dressed as a pop gem, finding the artist dwelling in that minute every morning when you wake up and forget you’re broken up; when you’re still in a bit of a haze, and expect to find your partner there with you, only to have those hopes broken by a wave of memory, heartache, dread, nostalgia, and more. Anyone who’s lost a loved one or felt the sting of failed romance knows this feeling all too well. Ryann sings a heavy, impassioned chorus:

You said leaving first would be easier
And it’s one minute every morning
For a second you’re still here
and then you slowly disappear

And oh no
In that moment, never been so lonely in my life
In my life, in my life
And it’s one minute every morning
I could swear that you’re still here
and then you slowly disappear

And oh no
In that moment, never been so lonely in my life
In my life, in my life

I could swear that you’re still here and then you slowly disappear…

“After a breakup there’s always that lingering period of time where the day to day life you created with your ex has to be replaced by new routines and expectations,” Ryann explains. ““One Minute” is about the first handful of mornings, when you’re still wavering between dreamland and reality, and the heavy feeling of realizing that they’re really gone when you wake up. It’s also the final single before my upcoming EP in September, so stay tuned!!”

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As has been the case the whole year, Ryann’s lyrics on “One Minute” are intoxicating – full of relatable emotions and intense character that speak not only to the experience at hand, but also to her tremendous talents as a hitmaker. Ryann’s art combines catchy songs with deep intent – her music is full of life and meaning, making it an absolute delight to sink into again and again. Each you time you listen, you know you’re in for a treat.

“One Minute” is out now. Stream it exclusively on Atwood Magazine, and be sure to add Ryann to all your favorite playlists! With songs this good, it’s hard not to obsess.

I should be kissing your neck
I should be holding on saying, “don’t get up yet”
Can’t get you out of my head
Know when I fall asleep I’ll feel you back in my bed

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Mitch Mosk

Mitch is the Editor-in-Chief of Atwood Magazine and a 2014 graduate from Tufts University, where he pursued his passions of music and psychology. He currently works at Universal Music Group in New York City. In his off hours, Mitch may be found songwriting, wandering about one of New York's many neighborhoods, or writing an article on your next favorite artist for Atwood. Mitch's words of wisdom to fellow musicians and music lovers are thus: Keep your eyes open and never stop exploring. No matter where you go, what you do or who you are with, you can always learn something new and inspire something amazing. Say hi here: mitch[at]atwoodmagazine[dot]com