Ryan And Pony
“Fast As I Can”
November 20, 2018
In other words, they’ve done plenty. But to our knowledge, principal Melismatics Ryan and Pony have never presented themselves as cartoons. The video for “Fast As I Can” – the latest single from Ryan And Pony – does just that, and it’s simultaneously adorable and conceptual, and wholly winning. Their avatars are adorable, but they rock, too. In the animated clip for “Fast As I Can”, they battle evil specters in a fantasy landscape, which is about as good a metaphor for life in a touring rock and roll band as we can imagine. For a while, it looks dicey for the pair. But true magic – and true music – always comes out on top.
They’ve matched the video to one of the best songs they’ve ever written, and they’ve written plenty of great ones with the Melismatics. “Fast As I Can” exemplifies all of their compositional strengths: it’s catchy, it’s witty, it’s melodically inventive, and it drives its chorus home with absolute conviction. Like prior Ryan and Pony single “Low”, it draws equally from contemporary hits, throwback new wave, oddball ’80s college rock (a Twin Cities tradition), Motion City Soundtrack-like fizz-pop, and electronic music. The track is propelled by drummer Peter Anderson, who has played with The Honeydogs, The Ocean Blue, and Run Westy Run. Together, they’ve crafted a song that absolutely suits the pace and feel of anime – a dizzy, hyper-kinetic thriller that hurtles toward a wholly satisfying ending in a gorgeous blur.
Here at HIP, we’re delighted to be working with Ryan and Pony again to promote the “Fast As I Can” music video! We hope you embrace this clip as much as we have and consider adding it to your regular programming and online presentations in a timely fashion. Rest assured we’ll have plenty of Ryan and Pony merch available for on-air contests and giveaways, so don’t be bashful about getting in touch. For more information on Ryan and Pony please contact Andy Gesner and the HIP Video Promo team at (732)-613-1779 or email us at info@HIPVideoPromo.com. For recent updates, check out www.facebook.com/RyanAndPony.