Finest Hour is the new single release from Ryan Egan and follows on from his debut EP Postures, released late last year.
Whereas Postures was produced in collaboration with Luca Buccellati (known for his work with Tei Shi), Finest Hour is the sound of Egan taking over full production duties. The result isa slickly presented pop record with soft touches that hint at inspiration taken from the 80s.
In the words of Egan:
This particular release is special for me because it is the first time I've put something out that I wrote, arranged, and produced fully. Coming up playing in bands and other collaborative projects, including my first solo release, it is an important step for me because this is what I've always wanted to do. I've always been most intrigued by the self-sustainable artists like Prince or Kevin Parker or anyone that can efficiently take on the various different roles within music. I also want to thank Jake Aron (Chairlift, Jamie Lidell) for lending his mixing skills on this one.