Ruth B. established herself as an authentic singer/songwriter of considerable promise and purpose in 2016, and the music world responded with open arms. Most recently, she received a coveted Juno award for breakthrough artist of the year and a BMI pop award for her viral hit “lost boy,” which started it all. Her 12-song debut album safe haven shines as dazzling pop embroidery far surpassing first album expectations, with rolling stone lauding the album 3.5 stars and declaring Ruth b. “one to watch.”
Composing all of the album’s songs herself, Ruth blazes with the same surefooted intensity as she did on “lost boy,” but all the while transforming and growing right before our eyes. Her captivating presence charges the atmosphere on the new album with an unpretentious intimacy. Grammy award-winning producer Joel little’s (Lorde) layered production showcases Ruth’s breathtakingly golden vocals and piano/keyboard chops while creating new aural spaces for her to shine.
Whether it’s the incredible pop song craft of “dandelion” or the up-tempo harmonic splendor of “safe haven,” the young artist wins us over as an undiluted force to be reckoned with. Ruth’s instinctual command is elegantly magnified, with little enlivening the sonic shadings and breathtaking harmonies, but never over-reaching. Like all the best fully-realized debut albums, safe haven stakes claim to higher musical ground by the sheer power of Ruth’s artistry.
Coming up in 2018, Ruth B. will be touring across North America once again.