We've updated our Terms of Use. You can review the changes here.

'Identity Picks'

by Ryan Power

supported by
Grant thumbnail
Grant The slightly more lo-fi, dissonant, confessional counterpoint to Destroyer's KAPUTT Favorite track: New Attitude.
ericsampson thumbnail
ericsampson While still in a similar vein (musically) to 2012's "I Don't Want To Die" release, this album showcases some slightly more ambitious songwriting, longer compositions here and there, and a small shift in lyrical tone as well. A strong batch of songs, and some of his best moments to date in my opinion. Favorite track: Well on Your Way.
  • Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    Purchasable with gift card

      $12.55 USD


  • 12 inch Vinyl
    Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    Mastered and Cut to the highest quality by LUPO at Calyx Mastering in Berlin, comes with full colored printed sleeve and download coupon.

    Includes unlimited streaming of 'Identity Picks' via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

    Sold Out

Sample Lives 05:43
The Prize 05:28
New Attitude 07:48
Sweetheart 03:12


NNA060: Ryan Power "Identity Picks"

Over the last decade, Burlington, Vermont songwriter/producer Ryan Power has tirelessly embarked on the quest to write the definitive song-based music, full of accuracy, refinement, deliberation, and perfectly-placed shifting harmonic puzzles. Ryan’s latest “Identity Picks” for NNA Tapes is an eight track song cycle that dances through lush jazz pads, aquatic smooth jazz funk styles, and the sensitive side of progressive rock. These songs are long, shifting compositions, slowly unfolding and patiently circulating within a refreshing variety of stylistic modes.

Throughout these colorful arrangements, Ryan creates a polyphonic choir with his own voice, adding symphonic embellishments to his calculated and catchy hooks. Ryan addresses contemporary issues in his subject matter, including the music industry, lust, self-evaluation, identity crisis, and the contemplation and acceptance of a world gone mad. Unlike the phobic, neurotic head spaces of 2012’s “I Don’t Want to Die”, “Identity Picks” is a life assessment, a meditation on putting yourself out there and the struggle to maintain integrity under scrutiny.

The production is astonishingly hi-fi – recorded, engineered, mixed and performed entirely by Power himself, aside from the occasional guest appearance from members of his newly-formed live band. According to the artist, the songs on this album were written “to help give my life meaning” through the purity and timelessness of classic, addictive songwriting. In an era of technological A.D.D. and fleeting vogue, “Identity Picks” is a record to listen to over and over again, finding new meaning and appreciation with each revolution.


released June 2, 2013


all rights reserved



Ryan Power New York

Brooklyn, NY
Song Writer
Pop Musician

contact / help

Contact Ryan Power

Streaming and
Download help

Redeem code

Report this album or account

If you like Ryan Power, you may also like: