31 episodes

Welcome to The Sleeping At Last Podcast! My name's Ryan O'Neal, I make music under the name "Sleeping At Last." Nice to meet you! This podcast is an evolution of my ongoing series of "How It Was Made" blog posts, in which I dissect and explain how my songs take shape, one song at a time. In this podcast, I'll be talking about my creative process, the intention and thought behind my songs - what they mean to me and why I did what I did. I'll also debut some new songs on here! That's the plan, but I'm brand new to this whole Podcast planet, so who knows! In any case, if you're curious about how my music gets made, I'd be so honored for you to take a listen. Love, Ryan

The Sleeping At Last Podcast Sleeping At Last

    • Music
    • 4.9 • 2.3K Ratings

Welcome to The Sleeping At Last Podcast! My name's Ryan O'Neal, I make music under the name "Sleeping At Last." Nice to meet you! This podcast is an evolution of my ongoing series of "How It Was Made" blog posts, in which I dissect and explain how my songs take shape, one song at a time. In this podcast, I'll be talking about my creative process, the intention and thought behind my songs - what they mean to me and why I did what I did. I'll also debut some new songs on here! That's the plan, but I'm brand new to this whole Podcast planet, so who knows! In any case, if you're curious about how my music gets made, I'd be so honored for you to take a listen. Love, Ryan

    June 24, 2022: Parade of Planets

    June 24, 2022: Parade of Planets

    In this episode, I have the privilege of sharing the how and why behind my new Astronomy song, "June 24, 2022: Parade of Planets"

     

    Show Notes:

     

    "June 24, 2022: Parade of Planets" - https://fanlink.to/ParadeOfPlanets

     

    "atom 6" - https://fanlink.to/ATOMS

     

    "Mother" - https://fanlink.to/SALMother

     

    "atom 7" - https://fanlink.to/ATOMS

     

    "Asleep (Acoustic)" - https://fanlink.to/AwakeAsleep 

     

    www.sleepingatlast.com

    • 24 min
    ”Asleep”

    ”Asleep”

    In this episode, I have the privilege of sharing the how and why behind my new Atlas: III song, "Asleep."

     

    Show Notes:

     

    "Asleep" (Spotify, Apple, etc) https://fanlink.to/AsleepAtLast

     

    "Why We Sleep" Book by Matthew Walker: https://amzn.to/3KuA5KX

     

    Remembering My Mom: https://bit.ly/3vV4ZqL

     

    www.sleepingatlast.com

    • 1 hr 5 min
    New Song Series: ”atoms”

    New Song Series: ”atoms”

    In this episode, I have the privilege of introducing you to my brand new series of tiny music: "atoms" - so excited to explain the idea, how "atoms" fits into my other projects and show you the first three "atoms" and more! Thanks for listening!

     

    Show Notes:

     

    Listen & Watch "atom 1", "atom 2" and "atom 3": https://fanlink.to/ATOMS

    www.sleepingatlast.com

    • 22 min
    ”Yearbook”

    ”Yearbook”

    In celebration of the 10 Year Anniversary of my “Yearbook” project, this episode is all about what I learned from this project (writing, recording and releasing 36 songs over the course of 1 year) and stories about how each of these 36 songs came to be! Honored to share!

     

    Show Notes:

     

    * “Yearbook” Ten Year Anniversary - https://fanlink.to/Yearbook

    * Yearbook: Ten Year Anniversary Vinyl & Art Seet - https://sleepingatlast.bigcartel.com

    www.sleepingatlast.com

    • 1 hr 38 min
    ”Overture III / Awake”

    ”Overture III / Awake”

    In this episode, I debut my new song, "Overture III / Awake", which marks the start of Atlas: III. I have the privilege of talking through how this song came to life, instrument by instrument, lyric by lyric and how it all fits into my Atlas project. Delighted to share it with you!!

    Show Notes:

    * "Overture III / Awake" - https://fanlink.to/OvertureIIIAwake

    * "Awake (Acoustic)" - only available for subscribers at the moment of this episode's release - https://sleepingatlast.bigcartel.com/product/atlas-iii-digital-subscription

    www.sleepingatlast.com

    • 1 hr 2 min
    "Turning Page"

    "Turning Page"

    In this episode, in celebration of its 10th Anniversary, I talk through the making of my love song "Turning Page", how it came to life instrument by instrument, got to be a part of Twilight and more! I also share NEW details about my upcoming Atlas: III project!

    Show Notes:

    * "Turning Page" Digital Re-Release w Live version - https://fanlink.to/TurningPage

    * "Turning Page" 7-inch Vinyl - https://sleepingatlast.bigcartel.com/product/turning-page-7-vinyl-single

    "Hope" by Sleeping At Last | Tim Fain - https://fanlink.to/HopeSong

    www.sleepingatlast.com

    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
2.3K Ratings

2.3K Ratings

MammaKirbir ,

Wonderful!

I love your songs and the effort you put into making and explaining them. I’m a therapist and I like talking to folks about the Enneagram and when they learn their number, I issue them homework to listen to your song that goes along with their type. All my best!

Kirsten

Cam837 ,

LOVE YOUR MUSIC

Love your music. Your way of formulating different sounds and instruments to form a story with every song is truly incredible. I would love to hear a podcast on your song “Earth” Such a powerful song. Wish there was a good piano arrangement out there so I could play it myself. If you have one that you made and want to release it that would be a dream come true 😂. Keep being amazing Ryan!

Mamasaurus Wreck ,

Incredible

Seriously, Ryan is amazingly talented. I have always been enamored by his beautifully haunting harmonies and seemingly endless works of lyrical prowess. Yet, these incredible pieces of art take on an entirely new life as he explains the various elements of his diverse song writing and composing process.

Only after listening to his podcast do I appreciate the true intentionality behind the beautiful and powerful works I’ve sung along with over the past 12 years of being a fan of Sleeping at Last. Incredible. Beautiful. Inspiring.

Thank you!
Hannah

You Might Also Like

Ian Morgan Cron
Rob and Veronica Noble
Suzanne Stabile
Beth and Jeff McCord
Cloud10 and iHeartPodcasts
Ian Morgan Cron & Suzanne Stabile