RYAN WRIGHT NEW RELEASE: U WERE NEVER MINE

We all know what it’s like to fall for someone who doesn’t know how we feel about them. Whether it’s because we’re too shy to share our feelings, or the person is involved with someone else, there’s this unspoken heartache associated with letting go of the fantasy we have of being loved by them. Thank goodness for Ryan Wright who pieces our inexpressible feelings together beautifully in her single “u were never mine”. We got the opportunity to do a deep dive into Ryan’s process of creating this much-needed tune. 

THE HONEY: WHAT IS THE STORY/MESSAGE WITH YOUR “u were never mine”? WHAT WAS THE INSPIRATION?

RYAN WRIGHT: “‘U Were Never Mine’ is the anthem for that kind of heartbreak that never really feels as though it’s validated because the relationship is hypothetical. I know that I have gotten so choked up and emotionally damaged from misled feelings and those types of relationships where I was the only one that was invested and the sympathy wasn’t reciprocated. I have always been in relationships it seems where I ended up getting so sad about a person that wasn’t even mine, to begin with. I don’t think there are a lot of songs that represent those very relatable feelings and that is how the song was born.”

THE HONEY: WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE LYRIC OF THE SONG? BREAK IT DOWN FOR US!

RYAN WRIGHT: “It’s between You’re somebody’s valentine, but I know, I know you were never mine’ and ‘I think about you all day, all night, sometimes.’ I came up with the Valentine lyric the day after Valentine’s day and my producer and I were debating on whether or not to call the song “Valentine”, but it felt kind of out of place with the meaning of the song. That as a lyric though is very powerful to me. It’s clever and witty and almost childish because it calls back to when I was a kid and would get so upset over not getting any valentine’s day cards from boys who never even knew I had a crush on them. It’s very organic to me and is poetic enough, but still holds that blunt sentiment. The second lyric that I love is the lyric in the bridge. It’s so sad to me and shows how affected you could be by something that you had no control over. And maybe you’ve had that realization that that one person isn’t yours and never was and maybe you’re accepting that and empowering yourself, but you still should be allowed to feel sad about it. You may be over it, but obviously, you won’t forget it and sometimes it can be consuming.” 

THE HONEY: ANYTHING ELSE YOU WANT TO SHARE ABOUT “u were never mine”? 

RYAN WRIGHT: “It is out everywhere on all platforms. The live performance video and music video is out on my youtube channel. This has always been such an important song to me and it took me two years to finally put it out. I hope that it can reach the audience that knows the feeling that this song captures and that it can be something that they can lean on through that pain.”

You can listen to “u were never mine,” here.

Written by Mianda Mulumba