"I wrote this song to express how I felt when I finally found that special someone who makes me a better person just by knowing her. She encourages me to be my best self even when I don’t believe I have it in me - never preachy, just living by example".

By Small Ruin’s melodies have reached the edges of the earth as Bryan Mullis’ spontaneous travels and adventurous experiences became a staple of inspiration in his music. By Small Ruin is an anagram for Bryan Mullis, keeping his music and lifestyle as true to self as possible. Busking since high school, he has made his way across the country playing to anyone who listened. His talent and dedication lead to sharing the stage with artists like DAWES, WILD and Briston Maroney. As a teen, one of Bryan’s favorite activities with his friends was climbing water towers and hanging upside down from the top by only their knees. Bryan was notorious for doing what he wanted, when he wanted, including sneaking out of his parent’s house and hitch-hiking a 10-hour ride to Florida to surprise his girlfriend on the beach. More recently, Bryan’s brother almost lost his life in a car accident. Dealing with those feelings inspired his musical journey that brought him unforetold adventures. He often tells the story of being attacked in a convenience store which “lead to a full-fledged movie-like fight that included knocking over shelves and throwing beer bottles. The store was destroyed.” From waking up to SWAT teams thinking the band’s van was owned by a nearby active shooter, to unexpectedly playing a nudist pool party of 100+ people, BSR’s thrilling lifestyle is certainly rendered in their music and performance.

EZ REVIEW: Back with another hard hitter, Bryan Mullis and his band By Small Ruin leaves no emotional rock unturned. Taking a step towards a pop-rock orientated sound, the new track Like Heaven captures a new side of Bryan's songwriting prowess. While the new sound may be slightly more upbeat than his previous recording, Bryan never strays too far from his catchy formula. Similar to his earlier tracks such as Some People, Bryan focuses heavily on lyrical landscapes, vibrant musical voicings, and rhythmic up-tempo movement. As always, Bryan proves that he is a nonpareil storyteller who has established a fashion in which his ability endlessly flourishes. Be sure to check out our review on his earlier track Some People here. Keep up-to-date with By Small Ruin using these tasty links: Official Website Spotify Soundcloud Instagram LIKE HEAVEN - BY SMALL RUIN I know I don't compare

Not in a million years

You are a queen and I'm a pawn

But I want you for my own


It feels like heaven when you're here

How 'bout sticking around?

And just like heaven, you're better than I am

You won't let me fall down


Was living on the edge

Now I hang with you instead

You helped me find that higher law

You broke the cycle and I'm forever grateful because


It feels like heaven when you're here

How 'bout sticking around?

And just like heaven, you're better than I am

You won't let me fall down


The heart you bring to everything

Your light can thaw frozen ground

You made me feel like a king

I woke up wearing a crown


Think back to when we met

And something that you said

You said I could do great things

I started to agree

You got me to believe


It feels like heaven when you're here

How 'bout sticking around?

And just like heaven, you're better than I am

You won't let me fall down

You're just like heaven