Ron Lynne is defined by his influences. In college Ron was playing a lot of jazz and progressive rock, but still had the powerpop bug. After school, he focused on songwriting, further defining his style. Take elements from every era of Ron’s career and you see what he is today. From Metal and Progressive rock, to powerpop and singer-songwriter stylings, Ron Lynne writes accessible, catchy rock tunes, with hints of complex structure. Influences range from Iron Maiden, Rush, and Triumph, to Jellyfish, Owsley, and The Tories, to Panic At The Disco, and My Chemical Romance, topped off with John Hiatt, Kevin Gilbert, and Butch Walker. Ron Lynne honed his writing with LA powerpop trio Penny Racer, before arriving at the new solo albums Drop Your Weapons and now, Excess Ammo, an album of material written during and after the Drop Your Weapons sessions. Excess Ammo contains two new songs, several songs written during the recording of DYW, and a few songs that didn’t fit with the DYW dynamic. Where DYW explored the excitement of new love, and the anger of lost love, Excess Ammo focuses more on the sadness of knowing the love isn’t there, to the hopeless optimism of unrequited love. EA is less angry, which is why many of these songs didn’t fit on DYW, which was angry, sometimes ugly. Like DYW, EA ends on a hopeful note, recognizing that love is not the only thing in life, and urges us to focus on ourselves, and finding happiness within first. Remember To Breathe stands as one of Ron’s most personal songs, and in his top 3 favorite songs he’s written. Excess Ammo contains several songs that were to be the cornerstone of the next album, where they may still end up. It’s a collection of songs that weren't content sitting on the shelf, so Ron decided to release these songs on a 5 song EP. 4 more songs snuck in, but it’s still being labeled as an EP. A worthy companion to Drop Your Weapons, it's a different emotional approach to DYW's themes of love, love lost, and love never discovered.