Ruth B

Music Album Review: Ruth B. - "Safe Haven" (8/10)

The Canadian singer-songwriter and pianist’s breakthrough with her debut viral and pop chart smash “Lost Boy” gives hope to every budding artist making music in the basement and posting homemade videos in the hopes of securing a fan base. Her major-label debut is a deep, expansive showcase for her soulful, dusky voice, offering the perfect balance of ballads and up-tempo piano- driven confessionals. While she’s got all the production tools to enhance her heartfelt emotions, Ruth is still at her best in the sparse, unadorned settings that made “Lost Boy” an unexpected hit and allowed her to connect most directly and organically with listeners.

Released by: Colombia Records
Producer: Joel Little, Mike Elizondo