The bold, audacious debut track, Moon and Back, by Leed’s newcomer Ruby Duff takes traditional lullaby elements with classical operatics to devastating effect. Watch out for its theatrical swirls amongst a layering of gymnastic vocals that arc off on a tangent of experimental accessibility and incredible soprano in an instant.
There’s a certain predictability in music these days, and to the trained ear the tired pattern of chords and lyrics can mostly be anticipated. It’s refreshing, therefore, that the path that Ruby has decided to take lends itself to spontaneity in her Debut EP out later this year.
In a sound that’ll be home on Kate Bush’s debut album, The Kick Inside, It’s a gorgeous ringleader of a track, sparking all sorts of curiosities within your very core to such an extent that it’ll make you question why adults, unless with children, don’t listen to lullabies when they grow up. The creativity it induces feels like a lost power for the adults they lose along the way.
Ruby Duff goes further “I have learned that life is a piece of art. It paints a picture that we are all the part of…a story we can all tell…a lullaby that we can all hum…Moon and Back.”
“It’s difficult to describe my songwriting process. Rarely do I sit down to actively write a song. Most of the melodies come to me through dreams, which I then pick out on the piano before the traces disappear.” Hearing this is enough to strike doubt into even the most open-minded of observers, but listen to Moon & Back and the pieces of a jigsaw that shouldn’t fit together, do.