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Episode 110: Ryan O’Neal / Sleeping At Last
If you haven't checked out his Yearbook project, do so immediately! In the meantime, enjoy this little interview and share with your friends. Tim: Ryan, thanks for sharing your time and thoughts. Let's jump right in. How do you define beauty? Ryan: Beauty is hope.
Where did your love of music stem from? S L Thank you so much! My love for music began when I got my first guitar. I was 13 years old and my parents gave it to me as a Christmas gift. I taught myself how to play and eventually started writing my own songs.
Unless you hail from or around the Western Chicago Suburban of Wheaton, which exists to sustain an evangelical university which produces the likes of Billy Graham and Wes Craven, you're probably unfamiliar with emerging artist, Sleeping At Last. You really have no one to blame for this but your own ignorance, since Ryan O'Neal has been consistently churning out excellent music under the Sleeping At Last moniker since the turn of the Millennium. Starting out in his hometown with brother Chris and friend Dan Pedrue, Ryan's distinctive songwriting style and dramatic vocals defined Sleeping At Last from the start. The trio amassed a small, but cult-like local following. One person to standup and take notice was Billy Corgan, the lead singer of The Smashing Pumpkins it feels remarkably strange that I need to note that, but how many people under the age of 18 know who they are? A year later the band released their debut LP, Ghosts , to critical acclaim and a slew of opening gigs for national acts like Switchfoot, Yellowcard, Zwan, and Something Corporate. With a steady evolution from straightforward indie rock to baroque folk to orchestral pop to emo dream pop, O'Neal has shown his versatility as both a songwriter and multi-instrumentalists.
Intersection of Life and Faith
As the Christian — rock genre was reaching its peak in , Christian rockers Sleeping At Last were just hitting their stride in Wheaton, Ill. Being a Sleeping At Last fan is like having a subscription to a favorite magazine or eagerly awaiting the next season of a favorite TV show because of his subscription model of releasing music. But at the same time, I wanted to make sure my music made sense in any venue. We sort of set ourselves out really early as being that we would play Christian music festivals but we would also play bars. The Christian music scene at that time was a really big deal with the Cornerstone Festival. I made this rule early on that I never wanted to force my faith out of my music and I never wanted to force my faith into my music.