RUTH - 'Who Are You Livng For?'
Info: Co. Kerry solo artist RUTH has released her very first piece of music in the form of the debut single 'Who Are You Living For?' The single, which came out only yesterday, follows her recent performance at Whelan's Ones To Watch festival on its opening night. With a background in classical music, Ruth started composing songs at the age of twelve, and has been honing her craft ever since. This has merited her an ever growing fanbase, as well as a high level of respect from her contemporaries. A natural performer, she boasts an energetic and exciting set.
Without letting it prejudice me too much it is always pleasing to hear that an artist has a classical background because you know it will in some way positively influence the thought process behind the music, even if only on a subconscious level. That said, on RUTH's debut single there are no strains of that background in her music with regard to the sound of the track. 'Who Are You Living For?' is a straight up retro dance-pop groover with shades of electronic-influenced guitar sequences and drum beats. Vocally the chorus is gratifying in its anthemic reach, whilst on the verses she expresses a solemn veneer that creates a ponderous mood in between the uplifting choruses.
There's certainly a small bit of a stir beginning to surround RUTH already and it's easy to see why, her sound will easily traverse serious music fans and pop oriented tastes simultaneously if she can maintain or enhance the quality displayed here, my money is on the latter.
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