Ethiopian-Canadian Singer Ruth B. returns with a new single “Situation” from upcoming new album “Moments in Between”
The new forthcoming album from Ruth B. features eleven new, original songs all written or co-written by Ruth. Following her gold-certified 2017 debut Safe Haven and multi-platinum hit single “Lost Boy,” Moments In Between is a raw emotional accounting of the anxieties and uncertainty Ruth faces as a woman in her mid-twenties, giving voice to her inner strife via warm vocals, shapeshifting textures, and hazy harmonies.
In the video of the new single ‘Situation’ which was directed by Annie Bercy (Ciara, OSHUN), the cool remove from which Ruth sings “What’s the Situation?” is belied by private frustration and uncertainty as she tears pages from a diary, hangs on the phone, and jumps up and down on her bed. “‘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.”
Ruth B. credits her songwriting and storytelling abilities to her upbringing as the daughter of Ethiopian immigrants, listening to the music of her parents’ homeland alongside American icons like Stevie Wonder and Lauryn Hill. For this project, Ruth also worked with producers Justin Raisen (Angel Olsen, Santigold) and Doug Schadt (Maggie Rogers, Ashe) who encouraged her to dig deeper in the writing and recording process than she ever has before.
Ruth shares, “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.”