RYAN LOFTY PRESENTS HIGHER (FEAT. BESTFRIENDS) OUT JULY 21


Praise for Ryan Lofty summer releases:
“…melodies that remind me of when I first heard some guy Tim Bergling.” – EDM Sauce
“radio friendly and built for the sunkissed loved-up masses”​ – MP3Hugger
“a slice of tropical house heaven”​ – Audio Aquarium
“a legend in the making”​ – Beautiful Buzzz
“Ryan Lofty is fresh on the scene… amassing fans, impressing fellow artists and turning industry heads.” – Jadamix


As tropical house gains momentum in the west, Lofty drops another summer anthem direct to pool parties and beachside cabanas all across the northern hemisphere. The third out of four releases slated for 2015, Lofty teams up with established indie-electronic duo Bestfriends to bring you Higher – 3 minutes, 42 seconds of warmth and good vibes. The chill electronic track will be released on all major digital outlets Tuesday, July 21.


  • iTunes
  • Google Play
  • Spotify
  • YouTube

Lofty was introduced to Nick “Sexy” Scalise and Greg Shanahan of Bestfriends back in 2011 when they lived in Chicago and the band was first releasing their first EP. As their musical abilities matured, so did their friendship, which lead to a lasting partnership that saw the trio collaborate on projects ongoing.

In 2013-2014 Lofty toured nationally with Bestfriends as a hired drummer; in the same period they wrote a number of songs together with Higher the first to be released publicly. Additionally, Nick Sexy has a production credit on Lofty’s debut track The Mountain (feat. Bonx) and fans can look forward to a Ryan Lofty remix on Bestfriends anticipated follow-up EP to Refine this fall.

Higher was born when Bestfriends stopped through Vegas on the way back from a road trip to Chicago. Drawing from memories of beachside parties and samples of the public talking outside the studio, the team created a sound that will be familiar to fans of tropical house. With a focus on sound design and melodies reminiscent of early Avicii, lush plucks and 90’s piano riffs open up into a feel-good chant that will have you singing along. Keep your eyes peeled for more Lofty and Bestfriends collabs through the end of this year.



Ryan Lofty has one mix and one original vocal single set for release every month this summer. Keep in touch on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Soundcloud

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More information about Ryan Lofty including MP3s and images available on Dropbox here.


RYAN LOFTY ON TOUR WITH BESTFRIENDS

  • Bestfriends on Balcony TV
  • Bestfriends on Balcony TV
  • Bestfriends at Future Party
  • Bestfriends at Davey Waynes
  • Bestfriends at the Viper Room
  • Bestfriends at the Viper Room
HIGHER – CREDITS

Produced by Ryan Lofty
Written by Ryan Lofty and Nick Sexy
Additional production by Nick Sexy
Live Sax by Jonathan J. Golko
Mastering by Ben Lindell, EMW Music Group

HIGHER – LYRICS

A man walks down the beach
Like a stretch of open road
Smell of summer in the air
Palm trees and energies
Ride like lightning through the breeze
Into your body
I feel it everywhere

It’s taking me higher
Than I’ve ever felt before
It’s taking me higher, higher
Than I’ve ever felt before

It’s taking me higher, higher
Than I’ve ever felt before

I wanna feel it everywhere
I wanna feel it everywhere
Palm trees and energies
Ride like lightning through the breeze
Into your body
I feel it everywhere

It’s taking me higher
Than I’ve ever felt before
It’s taking me higher, higher
Than I’ve ever felt before
x2


VIEW ALL: RYAN LOFTY SUMMER RELEASES

  • Ryan Lofty - The Mountain (feat. Bonx)
  • Ryan Lofty - Universe + Me (feat. Rich Jones)
  • Ryan Lofty - Higher (feat. Bestfriends)
  • Ryan Lofty - Say it to Me (feat. Bonx)