Ruth B – Moments In Between - 2021 Canada Pop - Black Vinyl - Sealed LP
Ruth B - Moments In Between
Label: Downtown Records – 196006959968
Vinyl, LP, Album
Barcode (scanned): 196006959968
Released: Mar 25, 2022
Genre: Funk / Soul, Pop
A1 Princess Peach
A2 Holiday Interlude
A5 Sweet Chamomile
B2 Die Fast
B3 Dirty NikesB4 Share
''Album opener “Princess Peach” is a sweeping pop-rock ballad that finds Ruth analysing whether she’s too overprotective of herself at the expense of not showing her true feelings towards a love interest. “I like to rescue myself / I’ve always been my own hero,” she admits over a chorus that pleasantly swells with piano, strings. This is the sonic lane that is both expected from and executed well by her – a quintessential Ruth B. opening that reminds listeners of her style. (...)
Around mid-way, Moments In Between enters a more guitar-focused, folky lane that is surprising but suits Ruth’s ethereal voice. Tracks such as “Sweet Chamomile” – a darker, folk-influenced track led by prominent guitar and a clomping beat – embodies the urgency of needing connection which feels a product of our era of social distancing. As she describes “Navigating on my own / Not the world I used to know…You are all I got / Need a minute, time to see you,” we are reminded to rely on loved ones during times of upheaval.
Moments In Between is a mature step forward for Ruth that allows her to expand her range of genres while refining those she already flourishes in. It’s an album that keeps a consistent energy, while Ruth’s dreamy vocals easily manoeuvre and glide over the varied production. It can sometimes feel a little unbalanced in terms of song order – it feels like there is an overall narrative that could be told with some tracklist sequence alterations – but ultimately that kind of represents the tumultuous experience of romance. This album, however, demonstrates a willingness to deviate from expectations while still keeping the essence of her sound, and hopefully Ruth will go sonically further on future projects.'' (BeatsPerMinute)
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