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Ryan Nealon, 25, is a singer/songwriter from San Diego, CA and is based in Los Angeles, CA. Nealon has received a Bachelor of Arts Degree (BA) from the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) for Ethnomusicology - Jazz Studies with an emphasis in Jazz Voice.

As an unsigned artist, Nealon has over 750,000 streams and over 10,000 followers on social media. Along with media content, Nealon has booked countless successful shows at renowned venues all across the United States such as Rockwood Music Hall in New York City and The Hotel Cafe in Los Angeles. Nealon has also collaborated with several artists of notoriety such as Alisan Porter, Brooke Simpson, and India Carney from NBC's "The Voice," Noah Barlass and Matt Bloyd from "The Four," and has sung background vocals for artists such as Matoma and Scout Willis.

Nealon has also been featured in several highly regarded music blogs such as Aesthetic Magazine, The Prelude Press, Unclear Magazine, and Digital Tour Bus, and has been featured in The Los Angeles Times. Nealon's most recent credits include having his song "Sleepwalking" placed in the Lifetime Original Movie "Black Hearted Killer" (2020) and having his song "City" placed on Apple Music's "Breaking Pop" playlist (2019). Nealon's last three releases "Ready to Love Again,""Mistakes," and "Lights Out" have collectively garnered over 350,000 streams and have all gained a large amount of positive press. Nealon's next single "Paper Town" comes out on October 16th and it's the fourth single off of his highly anticipated debut EP.

After the success of his independent releases garnering over 750k streams collectively, Los Angeles based singer/songwriter Ryan Nealon is releasing "Paper Town" on October 16th, 2020, which is the fourth track from Nealon's highly anticipated EP.

"Paper Town" is an honest and emotional track inspired from crippling anxiety and loneliness ""Paper Town," is the fourth song off of my EP, and is a coming of age track inspired by crippling anxiety spawned by a looming fear of death, and loneliness spawned by a toxic town that promotes jealousy and greed. I wrote Paper Town with my friends Haleigh Bowers and Kylie Rothfield when I was really feeling the weight of the world on my shoulders. Prior to writing this song, I had been struggling with nightly panic attacks, an uncertain medical condition, and an extremely unstable living situation. I wanted to write something raw and vulnerable that described how I was feeling in that very moment, and every time I listen to this song it still stings the same it did when I heard it the first time." - Ryan Nealon

"Paper Town" was recorded, mixed, and produced by Zack Djurich (NAS, Kanye West, Teyana Taylor) and Kylie Rothfield (Alisan Porter, Chrissy Metz, Ester Dean) at Zack's studio in North Hollywood, CA. The guitar and piano were played by Bret Paddock, and the Strings were arranged by Ryan Nealon and Bret Paddock, and played by Yasmeen Al-Mazeedi (YAS).