Ryan Caraveo made his first appearance in 2014 looking clean-cut, while his music was anything but that. His debut album Swings gave listeners a taste of triumph, loss, heartbreak, and his battles with inner demons. The album’s most popular song, “Paradise,” is an uneasy ode to the escape drugs provide and has since been streamed over 20 million times. In 2016, the Pacific Northwest native sold out several of the largest Seattle venues, performed at Sasquatch Festival, and finished the summer by gracing the main stage of the iconic Bumbershoot Festival. Following his 2018 album At Least I Tried, Ryan completed a US headline tour, further displaying his preference for happy melodies paired with gloomy thoughts. He kicked off 2019 with the moody banger Deceived alongside a series of tour dates with Dennis Lloyd.