“I’m captivated straight from the start. It’s a fragile, melancholy opening, which similarly to many tracks on that ‘Hypnoseas’ album, uses sparse instrumentation. Totally exposed, the attention shifts onto the lyrics which are poignant and powerful.”
“When the chorus hits, your emotions well up with upheaval. Much of the angst and past memories of disappointments and tragedies, frighteningly come up to the surface, and you get angry. Angry about how things have come to this point in time. Angry about how you have been used up like a throw away can. Angry – that the world seems to be against you. But then the supple and empathetic picking and vocals of Gus, calms your soul, in parallel to the person you really ARE. ‘You Deserve So Much More’ is powerful, and in this realm of empowerment, a switch must be turned on. You can’t change the past, so you have only one path to salvation.”
Drefvet gav mig ordet. Läs mer HÄR. (Swedish Only)
Vents Magazine made an in-depth interview with me about my new single, a darker sound, moving to Germany and new album plans, read it all HERE.
It’s been a long journey and today I am so proud to finally share my new song ”You Deserve So Much More” with you. A song about finding peace of mind within yourself. With the power of music we can heal.
– Click HERE to listen through Spotify –
Feels like a big weight leaving my shoulders as I can now present to you what I have been working very intensely on the last time. The 23rd of November my new song ”You Deserve So Much More” will finally be released and shared with the world through music collective/label Broken Toys.
You can already pre-save the song to Spotify so you will have it first on release day: http://smarturl.it/YouDeserveSoMuchSpot
I am very proud to announce I am from now on a part of artist collective and label Broken Toys. Together with them, I have a new song is coming you way very soon.
Happy to announce I will be playing Fete De La Musique Halle the 21st of June!
I am psyched to tell you I will be playing Re:flexions / sound-art festival 2018 in Augsburg in July! This will not be my usual show. At this festival I join up together with two other artists for a unique performance of a completely new sound art composition created by us together. An exciting once-in-a-lifetime experience made possible by the great Attenuation circuit!
Happy to announce I will be playing this years Polyestival in Oldenburg! I will also be playing more shows in Germany in May – check all dates HERE.
Flashback to Trieste in Italy – here’s a live version of “Hypnoseas”, plus an interview with me talking about creative periods, moving to Germany and new album thoughts ✨ Made by the great Marco & Damiano from BalconyTV!
Excited to kick off my first Italian tour next week together with Stereochemistry!
“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.
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;
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.