Lora Ryan

Lora Ryan

 Toronto, Ontario, CAN
DuoPopIndie

Lora Ryan, Independent Female singer/songwriter is the next pop princess. Weak without her words, she pours her heart into every phrase she writes. Her Angry, heartfelt and honest lyrics mixes well with a girly pop sound. She has justreleased her debut single "Best of Me" a motivational and inspiring pop-ballad. It is available on iTunes, Google Play, Amazon, Spotify and wherever digital music is sold! http://apple.co/2eT5rjA

Biography

Biography - Lora Ryan

Singer/songwriter Lora Ryan is poised to make some noise in the independent music scene. Born and raised in Montreal, Quebec, she recently relocated to the Hollywood of Canada: Toronto, Ontario. 

Lora initially started her career in performing arts including hip-hop dance, acting, and musical theatre - all before graduating from high school. She studied at the Montreal School of Performing Arts in her teens but it wasn’t long before she realized her first passion is to write, record and perform her own material. She then made the switch to pursue singing with a private vocal coach at the Montreal Academy of Music for seven years.

The petite firecracker continued her post-secondary education at Vanier College (Montreal) in music studying voice, but opted for a more hands-on experience in the field instead. She quickly gained recognition for her talent and attracted help from a manager/publisher, and investors who helped her record her own 15-track Pop/Rock Debut album, Perfectly Imperfect (2012). The album was never released to the public but received industry-wide praise for its catchy hooks and relatable lyrics. 


Lora spent an invaluable six years as a vocal coach/mentor at West Island Music Academy (WIMA), helping mould the talent of today’s youth. From vocal lessons to songwriting classes and how to work together in a rock band, Lora took pride in helping her students grow as artists and she was always a positive role model/influence.


Lora’s musical expertise enables her to develop and write for fellow artists in various genres (country, rock, indie, hip hop, acoustic, etc.).The vivacious blonde, who participated in two Songwriters Association of Canada (SAC) SongWorks pro writing camps in 2015, is actively writing/composing her upcoming EP.


Lora Ryan draws on personal experience to pen her lyrics, which can only be described as original and emotionally driven, sometimes angry, often angst-ridden, but always heartfelt and honest. “My world revolves around music,” she emphasizes.

Since the release of Perfectly Imperfect, Lora has matured and her music has grown and revamped alongside her. She’s has just released her brand new single “Best of Me” - An empowering pop-ballad with a strong message about being happy in your skin and knowing your self-worth.

The unstoppable talent is beyond eager to share her music with the public. 

“Music is my passion, my life. I would be nothing without it,” she expresses. “In one way or another, music affects us all.”

Lora Ryan is about to take the world by storm!

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Fun Facts about this pop starlet:

- Lora is obsessed with her two cats, Romy and Milo. 

- Lora loves to cook, bake and most importantly eat. Seriously, this girl has an appetite. 

- Lora is a shopaholic! She has more clothes than she knows what to do with and a mild obsession with liquid matte lipsticks.

Lora’s Mantra: “I believe in having fun and living life to the fullest. Even doing groceries should be fun. There’s never a dull moment in my life.”

For more about Lora Ryan visit: www.loraryan.com

Lyrics

Lies

Written By: Lora Ryan


Lies, undercover disguise
Once you start you can't stop

Go breaking promises you never intended to keep
Lying just to do what was right for me
But it's gotta stop

Lies, screw up your life
They just make a mess you can't fix, that's right
Oh if I, could take back what I said
I'd do it in a second
And never lie
Never lie again

Lies, hidden through a mask
Digging yourself to the ground

You're getting further into a big mess
Lying just for you, do what you feel is best
But that's not right
Lies, undercover disguise
Once you start you can't stop

Lies, screw up your life
They just make a mess you can't fix, that's right
Oh if I, could take back what I said
I'd do it in a second
And never lie
Never lie again

Once you start
You can't stop
Lying just to cover up
More lies
Once it all has begun
The lies slowly become
You're disguise

I've never had to lie to you before
Where are the lies headed?
I'm not really too sure
About that
I keep on lying and now I can't keep track
I don't think you grasp
You don't understand
That it got bad

Lies, undercover disguise
Once you start you can't stop

Go breaking promises you never intended to keep
Lying just to do what was right for me
But it's gotta stop

Lies, screw up your life
They just make a mess you can't fix, that's right
Oh if I, could take back what I said
I'd do it in a second
And never lie

No, Lies, screw up your life
They just make a mess you can't fix
If I, could take back what I said
I'd do it in a second
And never lie
Never lie again

All Your Fault

Written By: Lora Ryan


How can we move on
When we're holding on so tight
How can you let go
When it doesn't feel right

Make me fall harder and harder each day
Give me a reason why you can't stay
Tell me it was a mistake all along
It's all your fault
Bruise my heart more each day
Scrapes and scares
That'll never fade
Tell me it was a mistake all along
It's all your fault

How can I move on
When I have so much more to give
How can I be strong
When I can't take much more of this

Make me fall harder and harder each day
Give me a reason why you can't stay
Tell me it was a mistake all along
It's all your fault
Bruise my heart more each day
Scrapes and scares
That'll never fade
Tell me it was a mistake all along
It's all your fault

It's all your fault
It's all your fault

It's been so long but I'm hurting for you
I can't get over, I still want you
It's been so long

Make me fall harder and harder each day
Give me a reason why you can't stay
Tell me it was a mistake all along...

It's all your fault
It's all your
It's all your
It's all your fault

It's all your fault
Bruise my heart more each day
Scrapes and scares
That'll never fade
Tell me it was a mistake all along
It's all your fault

I fall harder and harder each day
I need a reason why you can't stay
It was a mistake all along
It's all your fault
Bruise my heart more each day
Scrapes and scares
That'll never fade
Tell me it was a mistake all along
It's all your fault

It's all your fault.

Thank you

Written By: Lora Ryan


You aren't there
When I need you there
You had my shoulder to lean
Now it's my pillow consoling me

You don't answer my calls
When I need to talk
I always answered my phone
Instead of leaving you all alone

And I just want to say..

Thank you for not being there
Thank you for showing you don't care
What a waste of my time
A waste of my life
Now all I got to say
Is thank you
Now go away

You seem to pick and choose times
You want in and out of my life
Consistency wears thin
And I know you won't be there in the end.

You either do or don't
Wanna be in this or leave it alone
'Cause I'm not gonna wait
Have fun finding someone to take my place

And I just want to say..

Thank you for not being there
Thank you for showing you don't care
What a waste of my time
A waste of my life
Now all I got to say
Is thank you
Now go away

Now you come crawling back
'Sorry' can't change the past
Now you have something to say
Thank you (but go away)
Thank you (but go away)
Thank you But go away

I just wanna say..

Thank you for not being there
Thank you for showing you don't care
Thank you for letting me in your mind
Thank you for not wanting into mine
Thank you for the lesson you taught me
Thank you for your hypocrisy
What a waste of my time
A waste of my life
Now all I got to say

Is thank you but go away
Thank you but go away
Thank you for hurting me

You Said

Written By: Lora Ryan

Why does everything
Have to be so damn disappointing?
I find myself in a mess
I find myself crying

You said you would always be there
But you're not
You said we would always be friends
You were wrong

You said things would never change
They'd always be the same
But where are you now?
You said you'd never break my heart
But it's in a thousand parts
So, where are you now?

Why does everything
Have to be so damn complicated?
I find myself further in a mess
Getting more and more frustrated

You said you would always be there
But you're not
You said we would always be friends
You were wrong

You said things would never change
They'd always be the same
But where are you now?
You said you'd never break my heart
But it's in a thousand parts
So, where are you now?

Why does everything have to haunt my dreams
Until they become nightmares?
I find myself waking up crying
Tell me, Is that really fair?

You said things would never change
They'd always be the same
But where are you now?
You said you'd never break my heart
But it's in a thousand parts
So, where are you now?

You said things would never change
They'd always be the same
But where are you now?
You said you'd never break my heart
But it's in a thousand parts
So, where are you now?

You said things would never change
They'd always be the same
But where are you now?
You said you'd never break my heart
But it's in a thousand parts
So, where are you now?

Don't Know Me At All

Written By: Lora Ryan

My head, in my hands
I don't think you get it, you don't understand
My heart's on my sleeve
It screams out to you but you don't hear anything

You don't hear anything...

My head is spinning
Round and round
But I don't think you give a damn
My heart could care less
What my head wants to do
Even if it knows best

Don't criticize the way I live my life
You don't have a say in it at all
I don't think you realize
You're just not my type
And you don't know me
Don't know me at all

My future in a glance
So vivid, so clear
You never stood a chance
Mistakes made, lessons learned
You don't seem to it
Underestimate my worth

Don't criticize the way I live my life
You don't have a say in it at all
I don't think you realize
You're just not my type
And you don't know me
Don't know me at all

You don't know me
You don't know me at all....

Don't criticize the way I live my life
You don't have a say in it at all
I don't think you realize
You're just not my type
And you don't know me
Don't know me at all

Don't criticize the way I live my life
You don't have a say in it at all
I don't think you realize
You're just not my type
And you don't know me
Don't know me at all

Left With Nothing

Written By: Lora Ryan

I don't wanna bring you down again
By saving you, I only bring down myself
I don't want to point the blame again
My fingers at you, but I should just blame myself

I miss you
But I was the one who let us go

Time has moved on
I have not
I seem to stand still in this chaos
I have weakened
You've stayed strong
And I seem to get
Left with nothing at all

I don't want to cause any more pain
If I say sorry will you forgive me again?
I don't want to keep feeling this way
My fingers are crossed, hoping it will all go away

I miss you
And it's about time I let you know

Time has moved on
I have not
I seem to stand still in this chaos
I have weakened
You've stayed strong
And I seem to get
Left with nothing at all

I miss you
But I was the one who let us go
I miss you
But it's time I let it go

Time has moved on
I have not
I seem to stand still in this chaos

Time has moved on
I have not
I seem to stand still in this chaos
I have weakened
You've stayed strong
And I seem to get
Left with nothing at all
Time has moved on
I have not
I seem to get left with
Nothing at all

Break Me Down

Written By: Lora Ryan

I wasn’t so quick to let us go

But you couldn’t give me reason to stay

I wasn’t sure before, but now I know

We’ll be better off this way

We’ll soon slowly start to fade



Don’t go breaking me down

Just to build me back up

Don’t go breaking me down, down, down

Don’t try to turn this around

I’ve had enough

Don’t go breaking me down, down

I wasn’t so quick to start this up

But you were oh so inviting

I wasn’t sure if it could be love

But you were so sweet and enticing

I was naïve and so you got me

Don’t go breaking me down

Just to build me back up

Don’t go breaking me down, down, down

Don’t try to turn this around

I’ve had enough

Don’t go breaking me down, down

If you can’t trust me

Then we are nothing

If you don’t want to love me

Then we are, Then we are nothing, yeah

Don’t go breaking me down

Just to build me back up

Don’t go breaking me down, down, down

Don’t try to turn this around

I’ve had enough

Don’t go breaking me
Don't go breaking me down
Don’t go breaking me down

Just to build me back up

Don’t go breaking me down, down, down

Don’t try to turn this around

I’ve had enough

Don’t go breaking me down, down

With You Is Better

Written By: Lora Ryan

You turned around, I let you leave

And when you left
, you took a part of me
I watched you go, effortlessly

You didn’t even look back

You didn’t even look back to see me



I’m lost when I’m not in your arms

Cause with you is better

I’m strong, I’m fine, I’ll move on in time

But with you is better


You walked away, I let you go
I shouldn’t have let you go

I’ve been through this

Many times before
(I shouldn’t have let you go)



I’m lost when I’m not in your arms

Cause with you is better

I’m strong, I’m fine, I’ll move on in time

But with you is better

Déjà vu, going through

All the same motions

What to do, I’m so confused

You’re now out of focus

Déjà vu, going through

The same emotions

What to do, I’m so in love with you

And I know it’ so hopeless


I’m lost when I’m not in your arms

Cause with you is better

I’m strong, I’m fine, I’ll move on in time

But with you is better, it’s better

I’m lost when I’m not in your arms

Cause with you is better

I’ll beg, I’ll plead, on my hands and knees

Cause with you is better

Oh, With you is better…











Best of Me

Written By: Lora ryan,Adam Royce

Best Of Me
L. Ryan and A. Royce

I tried to make it work
I gave it my all, but that only made it worse
Inside, I felt the walls caving in
That's how I knew the end was about to begin

So, I cried my tears
I paid my dues
I faced my fears
All because of you

I'm fine and I am strong
Been fragile way too long
Look in the mirror and I like who I see
I'm fine here on my own
Got it right from all the wrongs
Loving who I am, who I never thought I’d be
And you can't have, the best of me

I tried to see it through
But everything I am, I had lost because of you
And every time, I let you in
You put me down, I felt so small, so insignificant

Now I've wiped my tears
I made it through
I persevered
I Owe it all to you

I'm fine and I am strong
Been fragile way too long
Look in the mirror and I like who I see
I'm fine here on my own
Got it right from all the wrongs
Loving who I am, who I never thought I’d be
And you can't have, the best of me
And you can’t have, the best of me

On this journey, I am learning
To keep my head up, no matter how much it stings
On this roller coaster, I am taking over
No matter what life brings

I'm fine and I am strong
Been fragile way too long
Look in the mirror and I like who I see
I'm fine and I’ve moved on
Got it right from all the wrongs
Loving who I am, who I never thought I’d be
And you can't have, the best of me
The best of me
And you can't have, the best of me
The best of me

And you can't have, the best of me
And you can't have, the best of me
And you can't have
And you can't have
The best of me

Discography

Currently streaming through online radio stations and websites:

Lies
Thank You
All Your Fault

You can hear them on: www.myspace.com/loraryanmusic and www.reverbnation.com/loraryan pages.
www.radio3.cbc.ca/bands/Lora-Ryan
www.promofm.com/loraryan
www.mohawk-radio.com
www.youtube.com/loraryanmusic

Featured on 94.7 Hits FM

Set List

Originals
- Best of Me
- Just Yet
- Done For Good
- Playing For Keeps
- Never Wanna Love Again
- Tough Love
- Permanent Mark
- Loverboy
- In Too Deep
- Now or Never 
- Monster
- Forever Love
- The Chase
- Can’t Quit You
- Back Off, He’s Mine


(Optional covers to add)