Ruti Unveils ‘Lungs’ EP In Full

Watch the video for the title track here...

Today, Ruti has shared her new EP ‘Lungs’, via PMR Records.

The singer-songwriter commenced the ‘Lungs’ era in January with the propulsive ‘Bubblehouse Bounce (move as one)’, and anthemic torch song, ‘Don’t Make A Sound’. To round out the EP, Ruti shares the emotional heartbeat, title track Lungs’, closing the experience with an enthralling cover of Tears For Fears’s 1985 hit song ‘Everybody Wants To Rule the World’. ‘Lungs’ features observations and recollections from a formative experience of unrequited love, filtered through an assemblage of resonant vocals, string-laden showpieces and spectral acoustics.

Of the journey she went on creating ‘Lungs’, Ruti says:

I’ve actually been holding onto Lungs for a little while. Looking back I think I was a bit scared about how raw the emotion was especially coming from a very small period of my life that inspired the song. I was a very anxious 19/20 year old and remember having really strong feelings about a person – the whole thing made me very unsure and insecure, especially because I didn’t ever really know what they were thinking. I was prone to having panic attacks at that time also – loss of breath was quite a big symptom. Hence the line “you might as well take my lungs away, cos I can’t breathe around you anyway.” I was panicking about this unknown and I was so in my head. I’d created something out of not much at all. But every little bit of attention they gave me I was lapping it up and then kinda left hanging and rinse and repeat.

Looking back the scenario makes me laugh a bit, but I’m glad I didn’t hold back in the studio with my co-writers Emily Phillips and Wayne Wilkins. There’s so much drama, and the strings played but Davide Rossi, paired with the visuals, filmed at St John the Baptist’s in Shepherds Bush, is cinematic if i do say so myself! The most gorgeous sanctuary feels like the right place to be vulnerable and pouring my heart out like I am in this song.

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