Home > New music > Toronto-based composer Eddy Ruyter Reflects on a Pandemic Winter in Latest EP ‘Lost in a Trance’

Toronto-based composer, keyboardist, and guitarist Eddy Ruyter has unveiled his latest EP, “Lost in a Trance,” a reflective piece inspired by the bleakness of winter during the pandemic’s peak.

Through the EP, Ruyter aimed to capture the struggle of day-to-day life while also showcasing the beauty of the situation, including snowfalls, a respite from the grind, and unexpected quality time with loved ones. Though a lofty ambition, Ruyter’s EP undoubtedly encapsulates the essence of that moment in his life.

Ruyter’s dedication to his craft is evident in his extensive musical background, holding both a BMus and an MA in music. He has travelled the world, playing at legendary venues and events like the GRAMMYS®, Saturday Night Live, and Wembley Stadium, among others. He has also shared the stage with international artists such as Shawn Mendes, Camila Cabello, and John Mayer, to name a few. Ruyter can be found honing his creativity by engineering or laying down tracks in the studio when not performing.

Notably, his work can be heard on several of Shawn Mendes’ acoustic and live releases, as well as on records by Delaney Jane, Julien Kelland, Kim Davis, and Tim Hicks.

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Now delving into the realm of artistry, Ruyter has applied his musical prowess to the creation of emotionally charged solo piano compositions. Whether performing in front of thousands or in the studio, Ruyter’s dynamic and engaging performances are sure to captivate audiences and leave a lasting impact.


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