“Today, CMT premiered the video for "Dark," the first single to be released from Rx. Rx, which Beaver co-produced with longtime compadres Jeremy Spillman and Ryan Tyndell (both of whom have worked with Eric Church, Nikki Lane, and Little Big Town), makes it abundantly clear why Ryan Beaver has already been widely acclaimed as an artist to watch. Rolling Stone recently named him one of "10 New Country Artists You Need to Know," and he's received acclaim from the likes of Lee Ann Womack, Maren Morris, Kacey Musgraves and Ashley Monroe, with whom he's toured as an opening act.”
“On May 6, Nashville's Ryan Beaver will release his anticipated new album Rx. This week, NPR Music premiered the album's closing track "If I Had A Horse" and CMT has premiered the video for his single, "Dark." Writing in NPR Music, Jewly Hight said "'Horse' concludes Beaver's new album RX, with stark, demo-like vulnerability… The remainder of the dozen tracks perform similarly visceral emotional work, albeit with a livelier combination of Music Row proficiency, singer-songwriter/ roots-rock earthiness and digital punch.”
“With shades of Springsteen and Isbell and even a touch of arena-sized resilience, "Dark" seems like the kind of song that might just have mainstream crossover appeal. And considering the number of people who are going to be looking for artists like Stapleton in 2016, following his CMA coming out party and a potential Album of the Year win at the Grammys, Ryan Beaver is poised to have a life-changing year.”
"In the wake of Chris Stapleton, Sturgill Simpson, Jason Isbell and other voices of the genre who fuse traditionalism with contemporary craft, there's plenty of space for Beaver." "His single"Dark," from his upcoming LP Rx, stakes his claim with Springsteen grit, an infectious hook and roaring instrumentals that don't just part the cloud hanging over his head; they explode it."
"I can say without a hint of doubt that this is the strongest country song I've heard this year" - Stereogum referencing Ryan's first release from his upcoming album "Dark".