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Ryan Keen releases epic pop ballad “I Won’t Give Up”

Seven years after the release of his album Room for Light and the best-selling single “Skin and Bones”, Ryan Keen has announced his anticipated comeback by introducing “Every Time” co-written by Ed Sheeran. On December 10, he’ll reveal the pop ballad “I Won’t Give Up”, via Embassy of Music. 

Stream “I Won’t Give Up”

I Won’t Give Up” is an uplifting love song. It focuses on the feeling of knowing you’ll support through the highs and lows. I wrote the song with my very good friend Sillkey. We’d hired an Airbnb halfway between our ho uses (between London and Brighton) to write for 3 days. This song came out of nowhere! From the first idea to having the demo recorded was no more than 2 hours.” – Ryan adds.

Singer-songwriter, surfer and mental health advocate. South Devon-born Ryan has written and toured with Ed SheeranNewton FaulknerLeona Lewis and Tom Odell, to name a few. Ryan’s debut album, Room For Light, ranked highly in singer-songwriter iTunes charts globally which led to a sell-out UK tour and two headline tours in Europe. Ryan has also toured extensively in Australia. 

Alongside his solo career, Ryan is a part of the band SLANG and has written for other artists including Noah KahanJasmine Thompson and Kolidescopes. Ryan’s passion for mental health led him to working with I Am Whole and later leading Movember’s music and mental health projects. He has now founded a new music/mental health charity in the UK.

Ryan has been writing and recording a lot behind the scenes – he co-wrote Noah Kahan’s single “Animal”, as well as writing with Corey HarperJasmine Thompson and Jacob Banks – but is now very happy to be releasing “I Won’t Give Up”, “ leading up to an album release in 2022..