Ruby Gaines, the Glasgow-based artist, has finally dropped her debut EP, “Heavy Good,” and it’s been well worth the wait. This four-track gem, produced by Chris McCrory and mastered by Philip Shaw Bova, is a journey into the world of eccentric and vintage music.
The EP kicks off with “Woo,” a track that oozes sensuality. Ruby’s flirtatious and sultry vocals take center stage, drawing you in with their alluring quality. The moody instrumentals provide the perfect backdrop for Ruby’s expressive performance, setting the mood for what’s to come.
Next up is “How It Looks,” where Ruby shows off her versatility as an artist. Her smooth and tender vocals steal the spotlight, delivering catchy and hooky lyrics against a jangly musical backdrop. It’s a track that’s both easy on the ears and easy to get lost in.
“Holier Than Cows” takes a deeper turn as Ruby delves into the theme of religious oppression. Choir-like vocals echo in the background as Ruby’s voice, with its lower register crooning, creates a haunting ethereal atmosphere. It’s a thought-provoking piece that leaves a lasting impression.
Closing out the EP is “Heavy,” possibly the standout track of “Heavy Good.” It offers an intimate and vulnerable glimpse into Ruby’s inner world, where doubt and anxiety lurk. Ruby’s voice takes on a vintage quality here, vibrating with power before diving into the lower registers. The song’s journey from vulnerability to a groovy, cathartic release is both intriguing and emotionally resonant.
Overall, “Heavy Good” is a refreshing and eclectic EP that showcases Ruby Gaines’ undeniable talent and unique style. If you’re in the mood for music that’s both sensual and thought-provoking, this EP deserves a spot on your playlist. Ruby Gaines has made a promising debut, and we can’t wait to see what she does next.
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