SINGER-SONGWRITER RUTHANNE ANNOUNCES BRAND NEW SINGLE “THE VOW” AS PART OF NEW SOLO MUSIC
RELEASED MARCH 23rd
Award-winning Dublin-born singer-songwriter RuthAnne announces brand new single “The Vow”, released March 23rd, as she unveils new music, bringing a fusion of folk songwriting with real stories and vulnerability.
““The Vow” encompasses for me, my soulful R’n’B roots,” says RuthAnne. “The verses give you a folky vibe and the chorus is super soulful. Being able to fuse both in a song is something I’ve been trying to do for age and feel like I finally got it right with “The Vow”.
RuthAnne kicked off her career when she was just 17 by penning music for other artists. In 2007, she achieved the ASCAP Songwriters “Best Pop Song” Award for Jojo’s “Too Little Too Late.” She continued with a string of smash hits including Britney Spears’ RIAA platinum-certified “Work Bitch,” One Direction’s “Where Do Broken Hearts Go” and “No Control,” Pentatonix’s “Misbehavin’,” Martin Garrix & Bebe Rexha’s “In The Name Of Love,” and many more. Last year, she co-wrote almost half of Niall Horan’s debut solo album “Flicker,” including the US #1 hit “Slow Hands” and the Maren Morris duet, “Seeing Blind.” She also lent her voice to “Love’s Just A Feeling” from Lindsey Stirling’s 2016 Billboard #1 Electronic/Dance album, ‘Brave Enough’, produced by Zedd as well as a ‘Fifty Shades Darker’ soundtrack feature with her song “Pray”, which reached #5 on Spotify’s global viral chart.
Speaking of her new music, RuthAnne says: “Each song was written and done in a day. It was energy built up over years. I finally had the confidence to say, ‘I’m going to do what’s real to me and what I love.’” Spiked with soulful spunk, her solo music immediately comes to life.
““The Vow” is really about the journey of life you take with someone, husband/wife, daughter/mother or even best friends, it’s that person in your life who is your constant, always there and seen you throughout the good times and the bad, loving you unconditionally regardless,” says RuthAnne. “I wrote it after talking to a best friend of mine who I secretly had feelings for… he is an artist too and talking to him feels like you’re in a romance novel. He would say stuff like ‘that’ll be us singing in pubs together when we’re 80’ and I was really struggling to write a real love song. After that conversation, I woke up at 5am and wrote a lot of the lyrics down. There was no title yet, just lyrics. I brought it to my producers the next day and we wrote it very quickly then it just took on a life of its own. I named it “The Vow” because to me it felt like a prayer to someone a blessing and something you’d say to someone at a wedding.”
RuthAnne started singing and songwriting when she was just eight years old, performing in musical theatre productions through her stage school and regularly taking the mic at karaoke bars, winning free drinks for her parents. Inspired by the likes of Lauryn Hill and Alicia Keys, RuthAnne’s 2017 solo debut found the missing link between gritty nineties R&B and seventies songwriter storytelling. “I could just feel it was time for me to pursue my own material,” she admits. “Something was shifting. I didn’t want to start with covers, because I’m a songwriter first of all. The music had to be right. I don’t care about what I’m wearing; it’s about the songs. I finally got the vision out of my head.”
Listen to “The Vow” here.
Download/Stream from March 23rd.
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