From the label that brought us Big Sean and John Legend comes Ryan McDermott. The G.O.O.D. Music signee questions love on “Do U Believe,” the latest release off his upcoming mixtape Ryan vs. The Sandman: The Tale of the Sleepwalkers.
“Do you believe in this love?” asks the L.A.-based singer, who Kanye West called a “real soulful dude.”
“The title can be read a couple different ways,” he explained. “As a question: ‘Do you believe?’, and as an instruction: ‘Do you. Believe.’ In a way, the last is an answer to the first.
“In the song I sing, ‘I know what I believe in has more worth than anything on this earth, girl.’ Personally I feel if what you believe in is limited to just ‘this world’ then what you believe in is limited, and I don’t believe in limits, so I can’t believe in that. There’s so many ways that we’re liable to be limited when we don’t know we’re sleepwalking. I’ll be doing everything I can to stomp on that snakes head before I’m done here.”
Ryan vs. The Sandman is due in January.