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10 MARCH 2023 (TORONTO, ON) – Breakout alternative hip-hop duo Lyan Paris – comprised of childhood best friends Luke Marshall and Ryan Goulding – return with their first new single of 2023, “No Hesitation” featuring Toronto-based artist, rapper, and songwriter anders via Universal Music Canada, the country’s leading music company.




Following their recent singles “Good Day” and “Problems”, “No Hesitation” sees the duo taking a self-assured approach to life and detailing what they need out of a relationship, singing, “Pulled up to your crib, no hesitation/Give me all of you now, I’m tired of waitin’”. The duo completes the hook with a message, saying, “I need your loving on me/But, lately you’ve been acting like it’s free”.


anders makes a perfect addition to the song, bringing braggadocious spirit to his verse by rapping, “Upgraded your closet with Chanel and some new rings/No, I’m not the type to say things, girl, I do things/I’ve been gettin’ money, I’m too busy for your mood swings.”


“No Hesitation” follows as an addition to their captivating, moody, and compelling discography of rhythmic hip-hop tracks. The duo consistently brings forward versatility to combine alternative styles that bring a new and exciting flavour to the alt-rap genre. The single is Lyan Paris’ first release of 2023, leaving just the right amount of anticipation for what’s next to come.


We both have been wanting to work with anders for a long time. We grew up listening to his songs in high school, so this is a full circle moment for us,” says Lyan Paris about the new single. “We listen to a lot of party songs with our friends, and we didn’t have anything like that, so we wanted to make something that our friends could listen to while they’re turning up. This is for them, and anybody that wants some fresh party vibes.”




The moniker “Lyan” combines both of their first names, Luke and Ryan, which is fitting because their history is so deeply intertwined. They’re so on the same wavelength – both in life and in the studio – that people often assume they’re twins, or at the very least brothers. “Sometimes, it’s like we’re the same person,” says Ryan. “We write together, we bounce ideas off of each other, we hype each other up. You get to be with your friend in the studio, just living your dream.”


Luke and Ryan started making music together in grade six at their school in Hamilton, Ontario. At first, they were just playing around, recording in Garageband on their parents’ iPhones and singing through T-Pain’s autotune app. Childhood drum lessons gave them a sense of rhythm, but a lack of musical training and a less-than-lively small-town scene made them reluctant to share their music. They’d release the odd song on SoundCloud but didn’t start taking it seriously until their friends started to get behind them in high school and ask them when they were going to drop something official. That support gave them the confidence to start singing and sharing music on social media, first on now-defunct platforms like Vine and and then on TikTok. At first, it was mostly covers of rappers they admired. Despite the low-quality recordings, they were able to listen back and hear that they actually didn’t sound so far off, hitting the same notes as the artists they idolized and often impressing themselves with their delivery.


Soon, it wasn’t just their friends asking them to drop music, but also thousands of fans in their comments and DMs. So, they got more personal, now rapping over open verse beats they found on TikTok with original verses and melodies. In 2021, a catchy duet with Chicago-based producer PdubCookin caught fire and they had another multi-million-view viral hit. This time, they rode the momentum right into the studio and developed the song into the certified banger “Dimes,” their debut single.


It’s connected with listeners and followers, many of whom send DMs letting the duo know how much a certain song or message meant to them. The communication goes both ways, with Ryan and Luke often checking in to see how their fans are doing. Music has helped Lyan Paris cope, and now they’re happy to be a voice for others and let people who might be going through a hard time know they’re not alone. Whether up or down, high or low, they’re not in it for the hype. They’re always genuine, never fake. They’re letting that multidimensional approach guide them as they continue to explode. Next up: more studio time, more recording, finally getting on stage, and ultimately a full album to show the world just what they are capable of.


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