media

i’m not a YouTuber, English teacher, or soldier. i’m Ryan. to collaborate, email [email protected].

art

i’ve composed, recorded, and performed since i was 15 years old. in Fall 2020 i quit my day job to pursue music full-time. specifically, K-pop in South Korea.

in April 2021 i began performing in the popular Hongdae (홍대) neighborhood of Seoul. check out one of my original Korean songs below:

my first Korean/English album, 외국인 (Foreigner) debuts September 30, 2021.

stream all my music free on SpotifyiTunes, BandCamp, or SoundCloud. (멜론 coming soon!)

live and radio

i’ve been interviewed on dozens of podcasts and participated in live business negotations.

since moving to Seoul i began appearing on radio shows like TBS eFM UNCODED, [1, 2, 3, 4, 5] a Seoul-based broadcast that celebrates lesser-known musicians with in-depth album reviews.

i was also cast as a weekly guest on Life Abroad, a Monday morning segment discussing the idiosyncracies of Korean culture.

in September 2021 i joined popular Twitch streamer Tyongeee for a 2.5 hour live interview and performance in Gangnam, Seoul.

personality

to share my American perspective on Korea i’ve collaborated with Awesome Story, Korea Times, and even started a vlog documenting everything from crypto mining in Seoul to getting a Corona test.

my daily life is open sourced on Instagram and in my weekly, Going K-Pop newsletter.

hobbies

in Spring and Sumer 2021 i produced over a dozen “가사 의미” (Lyric Explanation) videos to help Korean native speakers learn natural English expression through popular song lyrics.

여여 가사 해석

entertainment

in Summer 2021 i was cast as a recurring guest on KBS2’s 백종원 클라쓰 (Paik-jong won Class), a reality cooking show where foreigners are taught to make traditional Korean dishes.

one time i even got to sing a duet with co-host and pop superstar 성시경 (Sung Si-kyung).

art

to celebrate Korean culture and the recent merger of technology and art thanks to NFTs, in September 2021 i launched Gimbap with 2 friends.

we sold out our entire collection in just 24 hours and are launching more exhibitions later in 2021.

hands

i enjoy making things with my bare hands. most recently i created a Korean board game. to view more of my projects, go here.