Is it cold outside? Because I’m melting from RY X’s exquisite new single, “Sweat.” Leading with a heavenly chorus and an acoustic guitar, RY X sings out with raw emotion on the unfiltered ballad.
The recording itself is as stripped down as the vocals: if you can believe it, “Sweat” is a demo that was recorded in a bathroom studio. Yup, a demo.
The accompanying cinematic video follows RY X as he pensively drives around downtown L.A. at night with a woman in the passenger seat. Meanwhile, another woman sits around her house lost in thought. The seemingly simple narrative proves to be as breathtaking as the song.
As the music fades out RY X says it all as “I can’t take it, I can’t take it,” echoes over the silence.