Friedrick, who was born in the Philippines to Chinese national parents, moved to the serene Canadian west coast at an early age and was deeply influenced by the integral part that music played in his home life. At a young age he was always encouraged to join choirs and participate in the arts on a whole. As a teen he gravitated towards musical theatre and became involved in scores of theatrical productions around the Vancouver metropolis, becoming enthralled by the training, discipline, and dedication it took to put on a quality Broadway style production: “It was an amazing experience to witness the creative direction of the director and choreographer take shape through us the cast. I took home many lessons during the process.”
Through his involvement in the theatre arts Friedrick came in contact with songwriter and award winning Canadian poet Samuel B. Peralta who became one of his early mentors and taught him to hone his own creative conceptualization skills. “Sam really challenged me to find my identity and perspective of the world. He taught me to be true to myself and not to go chasing the latest trends.” As their relationship cemented Peralta & Ryan began to pen songs and joined forces with Vancouver hip-hop/dance producer B. Morales (The Rascalz, Stef Lang, Craig Smart) to record a number of dance demo tracks.
In 2012, Friedrick began to focus on crafting his own artistic vision through collaborating with prolific Canadian songwriters Aileen De La Cruz (Cymba Music) and Stef Lang (Nettwerk Music group) and top Canadian producers B. Morales, Murray Daigle (Serena Ryder, Neverest, Keshia Chante), and Ian Smith (Producer of YTV’s The Next Star). In 2015 he released his debut single ‘Breathless’, a passionate uptempo love ballad, as a free download after hitting 20,000 followers on twitter. The debut single evokes an emotional connection with the listener that is rarely experienced in pop music today.
In early 2016, Friedrick dropped his sophomore follow up, the explosive ‘Love On The Dance Floor’. DJ’s and dancers worldwide heeded the advice of the pop song-smith and aided by a remix from UK house music heroes DASCO (Justina Maria, Crystal Monae), the song made waves in Europe, charting Top 10 on the Deejayworx Europe Dance Chart as well as in the US where it achieved Top 15 status on the prestigious Starfleet Dance & Crossover charts. The song reached as high as #32 on the Deeyjayworx Top 100 International Dance Chart.
Always seeking new visions and concepts for his subject matter, Friedrick is constantly pushing the boundaries in his projects and has a treasure chest of material in store for his fans! His latest release ‘All Over Again’, is the latest addition to his growing plethora of signature hits. “To me, ‘All Over Again’ represents the emotional intensity that people feel when facing circumstances where they may lose someone that they love.”