Ben Ryan is a singer-songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist from Vancouver, Canada who recently released his debut EP "Abacus". In speaking about the EP, Ben states that,
"The title of the album may seem vague, as many album titles are. I called it Abacus because before pursuing music, I was studying economics at the University of British Columbia. Feeling unhappy and burnt out, I decided to take some time off to record this album and really discover who I am as a person. To me, an abacus is a symbol of identification, they are supposed to be a tool used for math, but you only ever see them in play areas at doctors offices. This album is inspired by the idea of pursuing life as an entertainer as opposed to a calculator."