With a rhythm section drenched in ethereal and dreamy reverb, Ruby Randall’s new single The City is a delectable piece of artistic commiseration. For most of us, finding inspiration and appreciating the temporal nature of beauty itself is a life’s work, here Randall offers us a memento for the trip, and perhaps even a shortcut to some personal acceptance:
“Blame it on the sea
blame it on your job
blame it on your TV
I ain’t got no guide”— Ruby Randall
It strikes a tone of casual elegance that feels very urban, very premeditated, and very well-executed: the stop-and-go relationship between the hi-hat, the tambourine, and the snare hits is hard to do without sounding choppy, but the performances here are outstanding and the flow mesmerizes. A surf sound to the telecaster track rounds out a very crisp mix from this promising Canadian talent.
Toronto folk pop artist Ruby Randall is back with her 2nd release. This song is featured on our CHILL NEW Songwriters playlist.
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Krister Bjornson Axel
Ogdensburg, New York
Paris, France. Madison, Wisconsin. Los Angeles. Ashland, Oregon. Ottawa. I write music, I write about music, and I write code. See also: photography, prose, podcasting. I have 1 gorgeous wife, 2 amazing kids, and many interests.