Ryan Beatty writes Pop about Boys

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If we didn’t already know that pop songwriter Ryan Beatty (interview) is “proud to be a raging homosexual” (according to his Instagram), his finally released debut album, Boy in Jeans, would definitely confirm it ;)

Once dubbed “Justin Bieber 2.0″ — probably because he came up on YouTube, looks like a clean-cut twink and has a penchant for modern R&B — the California native is equal parts middle-of-the-road pop tart and hip-hop outlier (he sings the hook on Brockhampton’s Bleach). Though Boy in Jeans has its sights set on the charts, Beatty isn’t afraid to get a little freaky from time to time.

Ryan abandons his prom date to get busy with a guy in Bruise while, pretty much like everybody else, he gets high to Pink Floyd while searching for the dark side of the moon. He likes money and foreign guys (mais oui) on Euro and worries about his reputation throughout the single Camo. And he isn’t coy about sex. God in Jeans celebrates the beauty of his partner and the joys of sleeping “naked with the radio on.”

In other words, it’s business as usual for a young, healthy, hot-blooded American male who just happens to be gay. In a world where Troye Sivan and Years & Years are breaking glass ceilings everywhere, Ryan Beatty is what pops out.

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  1. Your server is taking so long now that I’m literally getting “ERROR 502’s” and it’s taking as long as 2 minutes for your site to show up.

  2. I thank God I grew up when I did, when there was great music. It must be horrible to be a teenager-twenty-something today, with so little worth listening to.
    “Haircut” by Ryan Beatty is so bad, as is the whole “Boy in Jeans” album, I can’t even imagine cracking my wallet and trading real money for a copy of it. Ryan is wicked cute, his true calling was to be star for Helix or Brent Corrigan as – just look at him – nature obviously intended.

    1. “Thankfully, I grew up when I did, when there was great music. It must be horrible to be a teenager-twenty-something today, with so little worth listening to.”

      Actually, I have to agree with that fully. At least to the 80s (but the 70s and 60s were even better) — even with “silly” songs like Stars On 45 Medley and Star Trekkin’.

  3. The song itself isn’t terrible — but the video is. What’s with these incompetent camera people? What is quality to them? An Apple iPhone camera? Seriously — it’s NOT “cool” to handhold everything. There are DOZENS of mounts — some for just a few dollars. They have no excuse — it’s NOT “artsy” to do that crap.

  4. Just a side note:

    Was doing a quick test of a Linux OS — XenialPuppy_7 — just for fun, came to this site and posted those last 2 comments in this system — seems to work fine.

    The site is still slow, but only about half as slow as before.

  5. It never ends. Generation upon generation stretching back thousands of years. This generation’s X isn’t as good as my generation’s X, where X can be anything from music to work ethic to intelligence.

    1. A couple of troubling things about that. It’s true that some generations aren’t as successful, motivated, creative, accomplished, happy, or memorable as their previous generations.

      And while it’s fun for us old folks to bitch, piss and moan about the “damn kids” of the generation we have today, let us not forget who raised them – we old folks, with the big mouths, were either their parents or grandparents.

  6. I am enjoying his music. Kudos to him to sing the words he sings and be who he is. Best wishes. I will buy his music since he self publishes (nothing against the others for having managers, etc). Hope he doesn’t crash and burn. Evidently I need to go out to the Club scene. With his and other peers skinny bods, I am ripped.

    1. I am enjoying his music. Kudos to him to sing the words he sings and be who he is. Best wishes. I will buy his music since he self publishes (nothing against the others for having managers, etc). Hope he doesn’t crash and burn. Evidently I need to go out to the Club scene. With his and other peers skinny bods, I am ripped.

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