Young Ritual, the Mid-Michigan based Indie-Alternative solo project started by singer-songwriter Dylan Grantham, *just* dropped his debut EP, You Can Be Beautiful, Too, and we’re ALL ABOUT celebrating this milestone. (Listen while you read.) If you’ve been following the blog, you already know Young Ritual has sparked our attention (and playlists) for months. I mean, this marks our THIRD post with Dylan this year! (If you’re like some people I know—*clears throat*—and prefer to work in chronological order, first read our mini-post about “Prime,” Young...

If you’re anything like us and LOVE finding lesser-known indie artists at the start of their ascent, this post is for you. Over the summer, my path luckily led me to see indie singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Cassi Nicholls perform, and I was blown away (so much so that I’ve seen her perform THREE times since). If you’ve been following the blog, you already know we have covered a variety of shining, rising indie artists in various genres all across the US. (If you haven’t been...

Young Ritual, the Mid-Michigan based Indie-Alternative solo project started by singer-songwriter Dylan Grantham, has sparked our attention (and playlists) for months. His first official single, “Prime,” hit us hard at the end of August (just as we were craving new music). The oh-so-relatable lyrics—“Worries and shivers in sheets every night, Working up the courage to just say hi to the people in my life”—feel like a bit of a homecoming. It’s a repeat-worthy track for anyone who embraces Americana and appreciates songs with substance. (Listen while...

Ahhh. Fall. The time we seem to refresh more than any other season. Think about it. We switch up our wardrobes. (Well, hello there, plush corduroys and darker palettes.) We switch up our food. (Pumpkin spice is everywhere—whether you like it or not.) We switch up our dwellings. (Fall cleaning is more or less a requirement.) We even switch up our schedules (to prepare for shorter days and possibly even factor in schoolwork). And there are many other things we refresh in fall without even...

Young Ritual, the Mid-Michigan based Indie-Alternative solo project started by singer-songwriter Dylan Grantham, just dropped “Prime”—the must-listen-to first single off his first EP, releasing this fall. (Listen while you read.) We had the opportunity to hear the reflective track before its shiny release today, and we knew—at first listen—that we wanted to secure a full-length with Dylan to uncover more details surrounding this single, the forthcoming EP, and the undoubtedly winding path that led him to launch Young Ritual. We’re elated to report we’ll be speaking...