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  • Writer's pictureFoluso Bimbo

Ryan Hylton of Platoon issues a challenge to Christians: "Be 'True'"

Ryan Hylton, But who is He?

Ryan Hylton, a singer-songwriter from London, delivers profound lyrics infused with messages of hope through his signature feel-good sound. Since the release of his debut EP, "Journey," in May 2020, he has swiftly emerged as one of the most promising additions to the UK Gospel scene, forging deep connections with his listeners. His tracks have graced the airwaves of BBC 1Xtra, Premier Gospel, and UCB 1, and he even had the privilege of opening the UK performance for renowned US Gospel artist Jonathan Traylor. Ryan's talents have earned him nominations across various categories, including New Artist of the Year, Artist of the Year, Afro-Gospel Song of the Year, R&B Song of the Year, and Pop Song of the Year.

Ryan Hylton, the rising star of UK Gospel music, has been capturing hearts with his enchanting melodies since his breakthrough in 2020. Among his fan-favourite tracks are "Let's Talk" and "Adonai," both featured on his album "Legacy," which secured a spot in the top 20 of the UK Apple Charts for Gospel Music.

In 2023, Ryan has partnered with Platoon for his upcoming album, "True," which is poised to ascend to the summit of the Step FWD UK Christian Charts. This introspective, acoustic-driven masterpiece effortlessly weaves together themes of disappointment, mistrust, heartbreak, and selfish ambition, guiding listeners on a transformative journey that ultimately leads to a renewed dedication to God.

Drawing inspiration from Jonathan McReynolds's "No Gray," Hylton passionately sings, "... Christians are so confused; to be righteous is hard to choose. Our life needs to reflect you…"

Ryan Hylton shares his perspective: "I firmly believe that music holds the power to heal, inspire, and forge deep connections among people. With 'True,' I aimed to create a song that serves as a reminder of the beauty and strength found in authenticity. It's a call to embrace our true selves and spread love worldwide." Unconstrained by musical styles or genres, Ryan's distinctive "life music" sets him apart from his contemporaries, positioning him perfectly for a lasting impact in the industry.

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