Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Ruth B: Lost Boy + Golden

Born and raised in Edmonton, Ethiopian-Canadian Ruth Berhe aka Ruth B was inspired to post a six-second clip on her Vine profile in late 2014 after binge watching the popular American TV series Once Upon a Time. Up until then she had focused on doing covers, but thousands of fellow Vine users began encouraging her to compose a complete song, using her original line, advice that she wisely took to heart. The result was the beautiful ballad "Lost Boy" which was included on her debut four-track EP, 'The Intro', released in November 2015 on Columbia. (A debut full-length will drop later this year or in early 2017. )

Blessed with a flawless voice and impressive pianist skills, the singer-songwriter who turns 21 on July 2 has already done a few live shows in the U.S. and has also performed on American daytime TV.  As of today, she has two shows coming up, but no doubt many more will be added following her album release.

The official "Lost Boy" video was published in May and is by UK director Emil Nava, now U.S. based.

Last November and December, four live performance videos were uploaded: one for each of the stellar tracks on her EP: "Golden", "Superficial Love", "Two Poor Kids" and "Lost Boy".