Ray Wyatt is a singer-songwriter from a small town in Indiana, but now he resides in the Fountain Square Neighborhood of Indianapolis, IN. He has a timeless style of writing where he crafts poetic lyrics on top of simple yet beautiful melodies sung by his smooth voice. Don’t be surprised if you find yourself whistling one of his melodies or riffs the next day. They’re remarkably catchy — in a good way. There is also a depth to his music that is uncommon for a twenty-something. He takes his cues from talented songwriters like Gregory Alan Isakov, Josh Ritter, William Fitzsimmons, Bahamas, and Bootstraps to name a few.
Don’t be fooled into thinking that’s all Wyatt’s got in the bag. He can belt it out with the best of them, and when he does it’s super soulful. When you get his falsetto into the mix, he has a sizable range. I would keep an eye on him in the future. I wouldn’t be surprised if he ended up singing lead vocals for an R&B group down the road.
In his first album, “Blinds”, Wyatt mediated on the limits of intimacy, and man’s place in the world by using stark, repeating juxtapositions. In songs like “War in the Sky”, “Like Me” and “1×1″, Wyatt used the opposing landscapes of earth and sky, the beautiful and the mundane, and the urban and pastoral, to expound on lyrics of longing.
The “LA” EP, an interwoven multi-song suite, used the repeating refrain of the eponymous city to delve into the possibilities of new places and new relationships.
Wyatt’s latest work, “Indpls”, was crafted during a residency at the Harrison Center for the Arts. Over the course of ten weeks and ten songs, “Indpls” featured iconic people and places within Indianapolis including the Soldiers and Sailors Monument, the Indianapolis 500, and James Whitcomb Riley. Each song used the anchor of familiarity to spin out thoughts on life, community and time.
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