“SONG FOR EWE”
with RUTH ROYALL
“SONG FOR EWE” is the feature where artists & music people beloved by VELVET SHEEP choose an obscure song they’ve been listening to that day. Today it’s a new Bristol based singer songwriter about to release a debut single called “4U” written, recorded and produced with Tony Briscoe (Craig David, Beverley Knight). Digital yet with dappled warmth, her sound is very Bristol but her voice is other worldly. As Lykke Li once said in her song “I Follow Rivers”, “I follow you…deep sea baby I follow you”, VS is definitely going to follow our guest, for fathoms and fathoms, and we will knot stop. Welcome to these pages, (synth pad drum roll) Ruth Royall!
Ruth has recently played with her band of Miguel Andrews, Graeme Foy, Ranoah, and Paul Quinn plus a full ten piece accompaniment from the Bristol Sessions Collective at a hometown gig at The Lantern in Bristol’s Colston Hall, and she’s also collaborated with artists like Mo Pleasure from Earth, Wind & Fire and Kevin Mark Trail of The Streets.
It’s always good to get new acts onto the zine, hot off the press, but here we get two bangs for our buck, with another new (to us at least) tip from Ruth as her “song for ewe”…
“After a friend introduced me to Kudu Blue, Clem’s hypnotic vocals had me hooked. It’s all warm sounds and hard edges with a kind of quirky melancholy running through it. I’m always drawn to vocal heavy tracks but the instrumental arrangements on this track are just killer. I had it on repeat for weeks and every time I heard it, something new would come out at me. Then you peel back another layer and lyrics hit you – “Moving like my sense, observing while we live, On each other self-esteem”
THANKS TO RUTH AND ANDY FRASER AT DITTO MUSIC
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