SOURCE: Atlantic Records

August 18, 2005 15:44 ET

Everybody's "Watching" Ryan Cabrera; Top Tunesmith Gets Set for Second Label Release as "Shine On" Is #1 Most-Added at Pop Radio

Self-Produced "You Stand Watching" Out Sept. 20th

NEW YORK, NY -- (MARKET WIRE) -- August 18, 2005 -- E.V.L.A./Atlantic recording artist Ryan Cabrera has announced details of the much-anticipated follow-up to last year's platinum-selling label debut, "TAKE IT ALL AWAY." Entitled "YOU STAND WATCHING," the new album is slated to arrive in stores nationwide on September 20th.

"Shine On," the just-released first single from "YOU STAND WATCHING," has already exploded at CHR/Pop radio, instantly becoming the #1 most-added track nationwide. In addition, Cabrera recently premiered the track's companion video during a visit yesterday, August 17th, to MTV's "Total Request Live."

"YOU STAND WATCHING" finds the 23-year-old singer/songwriter further refining his winning pop-rock sound. Highlighted by such tracks as the soaring "Photo," the alt-rockin' "Hit Me With Your Light," the Latin-tinged "Our Story," and the moving ballad "It's You," the set is marked by captivating hooks, instantly engaging melodies, and Ryan's unaffected vocals. Self-produced, the album was recorded over a three-week period last June, with Cabrera taking a spontaneous and organic tack towards breathing life into his new songs.

"Whatever came out, came out," Ryan says. "I didn't want to spend ten years producing a record. I wanted the songs to be themselves, instead of worrying about all this crazy slickster production. I was interested in maintaining the dignity and the hearts of the songs, letting them breathe and become what they are."

Widely regarded as a charismatic live performer, Cabrera is currently road-testing material from "YOU STAND WATCHING" with a series of late-summer warm-up dates in advance of a major fall concert tour. For the latest concert news, please visit www.ryancabrera.com.

With the summer '04 release of his debut E.V.L.A./Atlantic album, "TAKE IT ALL AWAY," Ryan Cabrera quickly earned a reputation as one of the most compelling new voices on the modern pop scene. A gifted songwriter, singer, and musician, he has won over a legion of devoted fans from coast to coast. Making a stunning #8 debut on Billboard 200 album chart, "TAKE IT ALL AWAY" was certified RIAA gold just a month after its release. The album's breakthrough success was fuelled by a pair of irresistible hits, "On The Way Down" and "True," both of which are RIAA gold-certified digital singles.

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