A young songwriting phenomenon from Edmonton, Alberta
Canadian newcomer Ruth B. (Ruth Berhe) established herself as an authentic singer/songwriter of considerable promise and purpose in 2016, and the music world responded with open arms. Most recently, she received a coveted JUNO award in Canada for Breakthrough Artist of the Year and a BMI Pop Award for her viral hit “Lost Boy,” which started it all. Her 12-song debut album, "Safe Haven," has far surpassed first-album expectations, with Rolling Stone declaring Ruth B. “one to watch.” Composing all of the album’s songs herself, Ruth blazes with the same surefooted intensity as she did on “Lost Boy,” but all the while transforming and growing right before our eyes. This 21-year-old prodigy has described the album as a musical “diary,” with many of the songs inspired by those final, formative years of high school and the year after leading up to her astonishing debut. “I didn’t do any co-writes on the album because I needed the songs to come from heart,” Ruth says.
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