Gus Ring always felt like an outsider. Growing up playing trumpet in orchestras to then end up screaming in metal and hardcorebands, he always felt at home in the dark subcultures. It was here Gus found his love and freedom in fragile, bare-boned, melancholic music and started writing and recording songs in his bedroom.
Suffering from constantly returning depressive and euphoric periods this is where Gus creative moments happen. To make peace with reality Gus created this dreamlike space where his music could describe what he couldn’t express in words. His second album “Hypnoseas”, deals with feelings of isolation, love, loss, heartbreak and fighting through it. It was released in April 2017 through Swedish recordlabel “Daughters and Sons”.
Since then Gus has been touring Europe consistently, being compared both by critics and fans to songwriters like Jeff Buckley and Damien Rice, and bands such as The Cure, Interpol and Wovenhand. At live performances, the audience is invited into Gus Rings mind, and together you will go through a trance-like journey of heartache, melancholia and grief – washing out all darkness to end up in blissful relief and thankfulness.
“Gus Ring has something else, something unique, and not even if you’d point a gun to my head would I be able to put my finger on what it is. It’s like a beautiful divine shimmer spreading across the room.”
Ricky Holmqvist, Drefvet.se
“It doesn’t become generic for a second, and it’s to say the least, very original.”
Simon Lundberg, Gaffa.se
“At a first listen it may sound like every other guitarballad, but inside Gus’s voice and melodies hides a darkness that slowly reveals itself and gives the music such a beautiful nerve.”
Andreas Homanen, Norrköpings Tidningar & Östgöta Correspondenten
“Gus Ring uses the attributes of the traditional singer-songwriter, but makes it sound like something else, something different.”
“Like a Swedish Jeff Buckley.”
French guy at Koncertkirken, Copenhagen
“A nice mixture of experimental and classic singer-songwriter. You can spot a bad and a good singer-songwriter, and Gus is a good one.”
Dude at Joe’s Garage, Amsterdam
“Gus Ring is sharing cosmic wisdom, and listening to his music is like taking drugs – but without the drugs.”
Old artsy man at Art Stalker, Berlin
“We’ve been watching singer-songwriters all day, and we’re bored with it. Then Gus showed up and did something different.”
Two nice danes at Copenhagen Songwriter Festival
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