Today, 25-year-old Ethiopian-Canadian singer and songwriter Ruth B. unveils R&B-pop fusion “Die Fast,” the second single from her forthcoming album Moments In Between, out June 11 via Downtown Records. Executive Produced by Patrick Wimberly (Beyonce, Solange, Blood Orange, Ellie Goulding) and Justin Raisen (Angel Olsen, Santigold), “Die Fast” is diaristic pop that rides pizzicato strings and a skeletal beat as Ruth B. unspools a warm vocal that tries unsuccessfully to shed unrequited romantic longing.
Moments In Between tracklist
Moments In Between
Alongside the new single, Ruth B. is also excited to officially announce her Global Digital Tour in partnership with Moment House. Moment House is the premium digital live platform that connects artists and their core fans for global, elevated ticketed experiences — called Moments. Ruth will be hosting exclusive Moments for several different areas/regions: North & South America, Asia, Australia & New Zealand, and Europe, UK & Africa.
Ruth B announces her new album Moments In Between out June 11 on Downtown Records. The album is the follow up to Safe Haven. Moments In Between was produced by Patrick Wimberly, Justin Raisen and Doug Schaft. These producers have worked with Beyonce, Ellie Goulding, Angel Olsen, Maggie Rogers and Ashe.
“‘Situation’ is maybe my favorite song I’ve ever written,” says Ruth, who wrote the track with Ido Zmishlany (Demi Lovato, Shawn Mendes). “It sounds so much like me, and where I am now versus a few years ago.”
“Writing songs has always been therapeutic for me,” says Ruth, “and I hope that hearing my songs helps other people in the same way. Whether they’re feeling lonely or heartbroken or happy, I want them to know that someone else understands what they’re going through.”
Ruth B released The Intro EP in 2015, and her full length album Safe Haven this year. She is known for her lyricism and creativity as expressed in the single “Lost Boy.” She is a Juno Award Winner and is currently on a headlining tour including a date at Globe Hall in Denver on September 28. For info visit https://www.ruthbofficial.com/ & http://www.globehall.com/
FEMMUSIC: Can you describe your songwriting technique?
RB: Writing a song is different every time. I try to write as inspiration hits. Even if it’s just a word, I like to keep it honest.
FEMMUSIC: What was the biggest challenge making Safe Haven?
RB: I don’t think there was a challenge. Writing these songs came naturally, and once I found the right producer things flowed well.
FEMMUSIC: What one song (not written by you) has most impacted you and why?
RB: I love Ed Sheeran’s album (+). I think a lot of the songs on there were a big part of my teenage years. “Lego House” in particular was the first song that made me think about writing.
Ruth B Photo by Jacqueline Di Milia
FEMMUSIC: As a woman in the music industry have you been discriminated against?
RB: I think it’s discouraging when you walk into a songwriter award show and see hardly anyone that looks like you. But that inspires me to keep going and shine light on the fact that anyone can do anything so long as they are given the opportunities.
FEMMUSIC: Whom would you most like to tour with or collaborate with and why?
RB: I would love to one day work with Stevie Wonder. He’s always been a hero of mine and just to watch him do his thing would be amazing.
FEMMUSIC: What one thing would you change about the music industry?
RB: More female and people of color writers. Equal opportunity for all.