Way back in 2014, producer Ryan Hemsworth quietly launched a super secret project called Secret Songs. Nobody really knew what it was going to become, but it has since grown into a label that promotes talented up-and-coming artists worldwide. Along with the release of two compilations, a merch store has also been established by the Internet-based brand. The pool that is the music industry expands wider each day, but Hemsworth has found a way to make it all seem less overwhelming.
Today, NYLON is stoked to premiere "Are You Mad," the first single off RYAN Playground's elle EP due out on February 24 via Secret Songs. It's the kind of song that makes you feel like everything is inside your head—you'll want to curl up under a blanket and close yourself off from the outside world. In an email, RYAN Playground told us that the single is a "very personal" track. "All of my lyrics are related to realistic episodes of my life which makes it hard for me to give details," she said. "This song is about my relationship with my girlfriend and an issue we both had to overcome."
While you bump the track, read our corresponding Q&A with RYAN Playground, below.