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RUTHIE
‘SPIRIT NOW MOVES’
(single out now through Liberator Music/East City Rockers)

‘Spirit Now Moves’ may only be her second track, but it’s a strong one’ – DIY

‘[‘What Kind of Woman] is a beaut intro to the 23-year-old songwriter and an intriguing glimpse at the rest of the exciting journey she’s about to take us on’ – Wonderland

‘Reminds me of Angel Olsen… very hyped about it’ – Matt Wilkinson, Beats1

‘A stunning debut… gorgeous vocals, piano hooks and psychedelic guitar solo to die for’
Shell Zenner, BBC 6 Music

‘A very special outfit.. very talented songwriter… the results of this track are absolutely spellbinding’
Charlie Ashcroft, Amazing Radio

Ruthie – real name Naomi Baguley – releases her second single, ‘Spirit Now Moves’.

The 23-year-old songwriter and musician made a big impression with her debut track ‘What Kind Of Woman’. Premiered by Wonderland, the single earned radio play from Matt Wilkinson at Beats 1, BBC 6 Music and BBC Introducing, as well as daytime support at triple j and Double J.

Now the Leeds-based musician reiterates her world class potential by sharing the follow-up, ‘Spirit Now Moves’, mixing sublime modern folk melody with sumptuous harmonies and soaring 70s rock inflected instrumentation. Ruthie’s lyrics pack an emotionally resonant punch, inspired in part by David Szalay’s award-winning novel ‘All That Man Is’.

“When I wrote ‘Spirit Now Moves’ I was thinking about the way that large parts of land are cleared,” explains Ruthie. “Existing roots are ripped out and burned before new life can grow and be planted. At the time I felt like I was losing so much of what I relied on, but at the same time I knew that something new was stirring and preparing to grow.”

‘Spirit Now Moves’ and ‘What Kind Of Woman’ both reflect upon a year that Ruthie spent studying in Berlin. After a relationship broke down, she returned home to Leeds where she reconnected with her former band mate Ben Lewis. She crafted a songbook which focused on navigating the challenges of heartbreak. ‘Spirit Now Moves’ looks at moving on from that situation. As its opening lyrics defiantly declare, “The weakness inside of me I’ve had since I was young / It will make me strong.”

Ruthie’s style blends effortless pop songs steeped in ’70s nostalgia with Baguley’s unmistakable talent for articulating the most intimate and personal of thoughts. With music that is contemporary but imbued in tradition and storytelling, Ruthie’s cathartic journey will surely connect with the world over.

‘SPIRIT NOW MOVES’ IS OUT NOW
THROUGH LIBERATOR MUSIC/EAST CITY ROCKERS

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