Full Metal Jacket is a high energy bittersweet song in which Theodore's sinister and rhythmic lyrics contemplate the art of revenge. Kicking off with a menacing piano riff to right all wrongs, and armed with a full chorus of backing singers, Ruth takes us on a physical and emotional journey in determined pursuit of her wrong-doer.
As is true in much of Ruth’s work, this journey takes an unexpected turn. Ending as an uplifting ode to freedom.
from I Am I Am
releases May 3, 2024
Produced by Ruth Theodore, Mathias Künzli, and Todd Sickafoose
Written and performed by Ruth Theodore on piano.
Basses, muted piano, additional instruments by Todd Sickafoose
Drums and percussion by Mathias Künzli
Backing Vocals arrangements by Ruth Theodore, performed by Abdul Shyllon, Melody Brooks and Jabez Walsh.
Trombones by Tim Vaughn.
Recorded and mixed at Spillway Sound, West Hurley, NY, USA by Eli Crews
Mastered by Alan Douche, West West Side Music, NY, USA