“Composed in the dead of winter during the peak of the pandemic,” says Eddy Ruyter “my goal with Lost in a Trance was to create something that mirrored the monotony of day-to-day life but also portrayed the beauty of the situation – the snowfalls, the break from the regular grind of life, and the unexpected time with family. Maybe that’s a very specific and unattainable thought, but this EP does take me back to that moment in my life.
Press release by Higher Level Media
Eddy Ruyter is a keyboardist, guitarist, and composer based out of Toronto, Canada. Holding both a BMus and an MA, his musicality and dedication to his craft have taken him around the world to perform at legendary events and venues including The GRAMMYS®, Saturday Night Live, Wembley Stadium, Rock in Rio, and many more. Ruyter has performed alongside internationals artists including Shawn Mendes, Camila Cabello, Khalid, John Mayer, Miley Cyrus, Ed Sheeran, James Bay, Zac Brown Band, Francesco Yates, Spoons, The Strumbellas, Demi Lovato, and the Jonas Brothers.
While off the road, Ruyter is constantly cultivating his creativity by engineering or laying down tracks in the studio. Most notably, you can hear him behind several of Shawn Mendes’ acoustic and live releases, as well as on records by Delaney Jane, Julien Kelland, Kim Davis, and Tim Hicks.
Recently venturing into the world of artistry, Ruyter has taken what he’s learned from the community of talented musicians around him and channeled it into the creation of emotional and moving solo piano compositions. Whether in a studio or in front of 100,000 fans, Ruyter brings a dynamic and engaging performance that is sure to be noticed and appreciated.
For more information and music samples, visit eddyruyter.com.