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News |  27 Feb 2021 12:31 |  By RnMTeam

Ricky Duran releases New country single "Selfish Love"

Mumbai: Singer, songwriter and storyteller, Ricky Duran, (best known for his 2nd place Team-Blake finish on Season 19 of NBC’s The Voice) released a brand-new single TODAY, available on all digital platforms HERE. “Selfish Love” is the second release from Duran’s upcoming EP (the first single having reached #1 on the iTunes Singer-songwriter chart.)
Artfully illustrating the decision to leave his hometown of Boston and pursue music in Austin, TX, Duran soulfully weaves the rhythmic, lullaby-like lyrics with his own guitar riffs, and strong nods to some of his biggest influences like Chris Stapleton and Ray LaMontagne. “You’re probably thinking I’m just lost. I can’t help but smile just a little ‘cuz I got no worries, no place to be. A strange and sad way of feeling free… My Selfish Love…”

"Ricky Duran's "Selfish Love" is the perfect mellow merge of Kip Moore and Ray LaMontagne: raw, soulful and poignant." – The Country Note

The self-written tune follows his most recent 2020 release, “She Closed Her Eyes,” and 2019 release “A Woman Like Her” which shot to #1 on the iTunes Overall Charts. The beginning of 2020 quickly filled Duran’s calendar with sold out tour dates to follow The Voice season 17 season finale, as he was anxious to get on the road performing, but like all artists this year those dates were postponed due to the pandemic.

As a Berklee College of Music graduate professionally performing since the age of 19, Ricky Duran has never had (or needed) a plan B. Music has coursed through his veins for as long as he can remember. Duran’s audition for NBC’s hit show The Voice garnered quite a bit of attention when all 4 judges turned vying for him to join their teams after hearing his rendition of Leon Bridges “River,” which John Legend referred to as an “elevated” version. The excitement continued for the multi-instrumentalist as he was kept until the final two, showcasing his talents along the way with guitar solos rivaling great rock legends. Though he worked with Blake Shelton as a coach, fellow judge and former reality show winner herself, Kelly Clarkson was a big supporter of Duran stating “I love anybody with character in their voice… I think that is really rare and it’s obviously a gift that you have.” The isolation of 2020 allowed Duran to immerse himself in his songwriting, preparing a project he is proud to share with his fans new and old alike. Fans can expect an EP release in the coming weeks featuring all original music.