RuthAnne releases her soulful, heart rendering piano ballad ‘It Is What It Is’, on November 23rd via The Other Songs. ‘It Is What It Is’, the 4th track taken from her debut album (rel 2019), follows singles ‘Liquid’, ‘The Vow’ and ‘Take My Place’.
In keeping with RuthAnne’s stunning debut, ‘It Is What It Is’ is an achingly beautiful, stripped back song, delivered with one voice and one piano. RuthAnne’s delicate, pitch perfect, smoky vocal, builds over delicate piano, then retreats to a raw but beautiful place of acceptance.
Speaking about the song RuthAnne said “The song is a bittersweet acceptance about a relatable relationship issue… you know, the ‘I’ll be the one that changes him thing. The truth is, that when someone wants to be in a relationship with you, they WILL be happily with you regardless of timing or circumstance…..‘It Is what It Is’ is about me finally taking the power back and saying to a certain person that I deserve more. I stuck by my words and never went there again.”
‘It Is What It Is’ was co-written with Fraser T Smith (Adele, Sam Smith, Kano, Drake, Stormzy.) The official video was filmed at the London Palladium, directed by Elle Lotherington (Loyle Carner Plested, Liv Dawon, Banx & Ranx) and will be released on the same day.
RuthAnne recently won ‘Woman of The Year’ at the Irish Tatler Awards and was Vevo’s Artist of the Month in October 2018. She has appeared on the cover of Weekend Magazine in The Irish Independent and garnered support from the likes of The Times, Complex, Clash, Wonderland, Billboard.
Having supported Third Story & Alanis Morissette, she’s set to perform in front of at least 20,000 people when she closes out the year touring with Hozier in December.
Ruth Anne’s debut Album is due for release in 2019
Praise for RuthAnne : –
“She takes a great deal of inspiration from female soul artists like Alicia Keys and Lauryn Hill, but also subtly incorporates signature Celtic elements – BILLBOARD
That slight switch-up in tone and the lowkey smokiness of her voice gives the track a relaxing chill that’s hard to resist – Complex
“Stirring, powerful pop music, her brooding, soulful vocal has a plaintive, fragile edge.” – CLASH
“A prolific songwriter set to wow in 2018.” – WONDERLAND MAGAZINE
“After more than a decade writing hits for pop superstars, the Dublin-born artist is stepping into the spotlight.” – OFFICIAL CHARTS