“To be strange is something I always have treasured. I have a big love for people that dare to be different, because they are brave enough to show who they really are. For me this song is about feeling lonely, but still standing there with a little smirk on your face, looking at everyone else thinking; it’s not me who is strange – it’s you.”
This is my cover of The Doors Classic ”People Are Strange”.
Listen on the links below;
In April I will play my first shows ever in 3 new countries! Italy, Poland, Slovakia and Czech Republic – see you very soon!
All info and details; http://www.gusring.com/tour
“She Owl is one side of the equation, Gus Ring is the other. An Owl-Eye-Ring performance is, as Gus describes, a live synergy between these two halves.” – Read the full interview about my musical collective Owl-Eye-Ring by the great Adam Carrington HERE.
Thursday 1st of March we kick off the tour at Noch Besser Leben in Leipzig. All tourdates can be found on my tour page.
I am happy to say I’ve signed the deal and from now on I will be working together with Kick The Flame Publishing for synchronisations and publishing! 🖤
I’m so excited to finally announce this years ”Owl-Eye-Ring Tour”! Owl-Eye-Ring is a dark dreampop collective I started last year together with italian dreamfolk duo SHE OWL. Every year we’ll do one tour with live on stage collaborations and invite one other musician to join us. This year we’ll have my very good friend and cellist/singer-songwriter Julius Österberg with us. See you soon on the road!
See all tourdates here; https://www.facebook.com/owleyering/
SpinGrey 🖤 Thank you for continued support. My Dusty Springfield cover is now part of their “New Music: January” playlist!
My Dusty Springfield cover is starting to get some recognition! Thanks a lot Unpeeled (UK) and Drevet (SWE) for reviewing it!
“This is a song of abandonment, desertion and desolation and Gus Ring tackles that head on and Gus Ring ends up just as involved in, infected and hypnotised by the narrative as Dusty Springfield and her team did.” – Unpeeled (UK)
“Gus Ring ska ha en eloge för att ge sig på den här låten. En medalj i ädlaste valör. Han gör det riktigt bra i all sin enkelhet.” – Drefvet (SWE)
“After a huge period of getting immersed in 60’s lovesongs I spent two cold winter days recording, isolated in a east german church.”
Today I release my cover of Dusty Springfields classic “You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me”.
Listen here: http://smarturl.it/bonfd7
Guys. Here is my last tourdiary youtube video. I’m gonna make something new, something different, more introverted, more me, more art. You will see very soon. Thanks for watching these two years
This year has been INTENSE. Releasing my second album “Hypnoseas” on vinyl, touring europe playing over 80 shows, quitting my dayjob to immerse myself completely in music, making a living off of it, moving to another country, creating the musical collective Owl-Eye-Ring. Meeting so many wonderful and unique people, and new friends for life. Some special love to all the people who has helped me make all of this possible, Jackalope – Artist Needs Management, and especially Paul who made this vision of mine become reality with our first tour together in 2016. All the people who has hosted me on my travels, let me in on their lives and shared a part of themselves. My amazing girlfriend who listens, understands and supports me and my passion. Daughters and Sons for believing in me and helping me release “Hypnoseas”, especially Patrik for close contact and nice talks. SHE OWL, my amazing new italian friends who I met this year and now feel like I couldn’t live without, making our dreams come to life together. One day we can eat all the Oplatky we want.
I still can’t believe I am working with music. It’s my dream. It’s amazement over all else. I am so so thankful. Really look forward to share another year of special emotional moments with YOU. Without YOU listening and coming to the shows, this wouldn’t be. Thank YOU
I love a good indie initiative like New Nordic Indie. Thank you so much for featuring my song “Hypnoseas” in your “New Nordic Folk & Roots” playlist 🙏 Check out the wonderul playlist here;
On Friday I play in my old hometown Linköping and the last show for this year will be in my new hometown – Halle – at Hühnermanhattan Klub, the 29th of December. So psyched to end off this year in the best possible way – with you guys ❤
All shows and tickets HERE.
Very thankful that Swedish Radio P4 Östergötland has decided to feature my song “Hypnoseas” in Östgötahitten. They will be playing it all week long starting today and at the end of the week – December 15th I will come to the studio and play it live. Read about it here (Swedish Only); http://sverigesradio.se/sida/artikel.aspx?programid=160&artikel=6816293
As a thank you for everyone who supported me this year I will put in a quite special christmas present in tomorrows newsletter for everyone who’s signed up
If you don’t wanna miss out on it, you can sign still up HERE.
For you guys who missed out on my Facebook Live Stream show – you can now check it out on youtube;
Good Lazy Sunday you all! Glad to let you know my song “Armor” is part of this acoustic chill playlist thanks to For The Love Of Bands! Give it a spin for your sunday sleep-in;
Randomly meeting Icelandic guy KLAKI and doing a show together in Berlin!
Thank you SO much Booy and SpinGrey for including my songs “Introvertigo” and “Du Drunknade I Dina Tankar” in TWO of your playlists!
I have been doing a lot of research about Spotify playlists, and for one reason it makes me kinda sad. There is some very great playlists out there – but a lot of lists just contain the same type of music with the same type of productions. Therefore I decided to make a space for me and my friends music that deserve so much more attention than we have gotten – ”We Deserve So Much More”. If you want to support us and our music, and find some new hidden music gems – follow the list below, tell all your friends about it and give it a spin every now and then. The list is a mix of alternative, dreamy and acoustic music.
UK’s Nordic Music Reviews reviews Hypnoseas!
“Hypnoseas is an interesting and thoughtfully written album. Undoubtedly the strength comes from the fact than the album in its entirety has more to offer than any individual track. I admire songwriters who don’t always take the simpler options, and this is an album which has far more depth than will probably be apparent on first listen.”
Read the review here: https://www.nordicmusicreview.com/single-post/2017/10/30/In-Short-Gus-Ring—Hypnoseas
Sunday 29/10 – 18.00 – I will do an acoustic and intimate live streamed show over Facebook. I’m very sure this will be a special evening – and I’m really excited to play for you guys! Everyone is invited!
For all details on this – go check ot the event HERE.
My song “Du Drunknade I Dina Tankar” is now a part of Piano & Coffee Co’s “Nostalgia y Melancoliá” Playlist! Thank you so much for including me Sergio!
Definitely my favorite playlist on Spotify right now – go check it out here if you’re a fan of Ambient Piano and Neoclassical music:
Happy to say my duet “Armor” together with Nathalie Nedeljkovic is featured on Indie Folk Radios playlist “New Folk & Singer-Songwriter” playlist! Thank you for including my music Kristof!
Thoralf from Musikreviews.de reviews Hypnoseas and compares me to Damien Rice and Conor Orbest!
Read the full review here (German): http://www.musikreviews.de/reviews/2017/Gus-Ring/Hypnoseas/
Simon Lundberg from Swedish Gaffa reviews Hypnoseas and compares me with Damien Rice!
“It doesn’t become generic for a second, and it’s to say the least, very original.”
Read the whole review here (Swedish): http://gaffa.se/recension/116987/riktigt-traeffande-melankoli/
My favorite guys from Gothenburg Sessions included my duet “Armor” together with Nathalie Nedeljkovic in their Best New Indie 2017 playlist! Thank you so much guys!