A melancholy, stripped back love song from one cowgirl to another, Belfast-based sad country duo Cryan have shared their debut single ‘Rodeo Queen’. Released exclusively to bandcamp today, the heartfelt new offering is also accompanied by a cute cover version of Nancy Sinatra’s ‘Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)’.
Formed of Ryan Fitzsimmons and Ciara King (Problem Patterns, Big Daisy), Cryan describe themselves as “two pals who have married their love of Roy Orbison, 3 litre bottles of cider & lap steel” to make honest, country-tinged sounds. Blending soft, yearning vocals with their hazy, raw guitar sounds, the pair create playful, meditative tunes about love and loss, with debut single ‘Rodeo Queen’ epitomising their “sad country” ethos.
Described as “a simple country love song” from the perspective of a woman who has just walked into a bar, spotted a beautiful cowgirl and fallen in love with her at first sight, ‘Rodeo Queen’ is a sweet, tentative offering that plucks on the heartstrings and chimes with charming authenticity.
The first 20 people to download the track from bandcamp will also receive an exclusive Cryan sticker with their purchase.
Listen to ‘Rodeo Queen’ below.
Artwork: Isabella Koban