The feature single ‘PEOPLE PEOPLE’ is a defiant but deeply humane account of a reunion between two friends who meet again whilst waiting in queue at the local council office. At face value this is no more than a casual conversation but beneath it runs layer upon layer of political context, personal truths and poignant social comments that become ever more raw as the track snowballs into an out and out call to arms. Begging the question that’s on all of our lips -
When is enough enough?
But despite the dystopia, genuine warmth emanates from this track, as the tone of Ruth’s delivery exudes hope at every twist and turn, enabling the social narrative to teeter between futility and ferocity without losing its sense of humour or our sense of Ruth’s own humility. The rewarding chorus, rich with male backing vocals, reaches out to the listener, like a hug for the ears, allowing the desperation of the situation to evaporate and a well earned sense of human kindness to prevail.
“It is in the communities that exist between the cracks, and the conversations that happen between the lines, that I find my genuine hope.”
releases March 31, 2023
Words and music by Ruth Theodore
Produced by Ruth Theodore, Mathias Kunzli and Todd Sickafoose
Ruth Theodore - Guitar, cello and Lead Vocals
Todd Sickafoose - Bass, Keys, additional sounds.
Mathias Konzil - Drums, Percussion and additional sounds.
Abdul Shyllon - Backing Vocals
Melody Brooks - Backing Vocals
Jabez Walsh - Backing Vocals
Ruth established her own unique sound and signature guitar
style whilst busking in doorways on detuned guitars. Ruth has gone on to perform alongside legendary artists Ani Difranco, Dar Williams, Nick Harper & Hamell On Trial. Collaborating with multi award winning producer Todd Sickafoose.