Ryan Krga is a Chicago-based musician. He has been writing music for about five years which really isn’t a long time. His three-song EP A Testament EP sounds like it was written by someone who has more songwriting experience.
First things first - Krga sounds like John Lennon when he sings. I hear the similarities in the inflection can you? At rate he has a great singing voice. The songs even have a Beatles-esque qualities. Take for instance the opener “What Makes Me Blue.” It shouts early Beatles. That being said Kyga has his own essence. The song is addictive. From beginning to end I enjoyed the warm melodies and lyrics. I especially enjoyed the last lyric, "There's nothing wrong with you and that's what makes me blue.” There's a simplicity to it without feeling cliche. Songwriters who are able to say the same thing in a new way are a step above the herd.
Next up is “She Gets Results” which is another exceptional song. It has a memorable chorus and works on many levels. The music revolves around organ, guitars, bass and drums. Nothing too fancy but with songwriting this strong you don't need anything too exotic,.
He closes with “A Testament” which is yet another near perfect pop song. Like the other songs the topic revolves around the timeless subject of love. Also like the other songs it feels authentic. When your delivery is this good you don't need to worry about tropes and cliches.
A Testament EP is a great EP. Every song is money. With that I want more. These three songs felt like an appetizer. I’m anxious to hear what else he is capable of. Can Krga rock out if needed and does he have a McCartney type he can team up with for the full-length. I jest but all kidding aside Krga is a great songwriter and I am looking forward to hearing more.
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