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People People (SINGLE)

by Ruth Theodore

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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.”

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released November 22, 2023

Produced by Ruth Theodore, Mathias Kunzli and Todd Sickafoose

Written and performed by Ruth Theodore
Lyrics by Ruth Theodore and Peggy Seeger
(c)Harmony Music Ltd.

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

Photograph of Claremont Road protest: @gideonmendel

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Ruth Theodore UK

'Original folk voice' Ruth Theodore signed to Righteous Babe Records, is described as 'one of the UK's most exciting artists'.
Her highly anticipated forthcoming records is the fruits of another collaboration withTony and Grammy award winning US bassist/producer Todd Sickafoose and percussionist Mathias Kunzli.

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