Bringing to mind great female vocalists like Diana Krall and Esperanza Spalding, Bristol based Ruth Royall is adding herself to that category, and rightfully so. Her latest single, “4 U” is a haunting, breathtaking ballad of yearning and love that could be. Minimal on instrumentals, Royall’s vocals capture the soul of the track, the added piano and synth only emphasizing the desire that lies at the root of the song.
Her approach is jazz based with sprinklings of R&B, bringing her full soul to the table and letting us into her mind. “4 U” is chock full of grit and honesty, coming from a place of experience and hope for more.
Ruth has new music coming out in February, and you can keep up with her here.