Ethereal. Luminous. Bubbling alien-like synths and vocal strands surging quickly and then contracting like time pulling to a standstill both at once. There’s not many artists that can say they have pulled eclectic inspirations as far-reaching and as niche as the movement of deep sea creatures – but hear the brand new song from Talulah Ruby and its influence is sonically immediate.
“I wrote ‘The Deep’ in my studio flat on Kingsland Road at the end of 2018 – I had pulled up a YouTube video of deep sea creatures, which went on to inspire my chain of thoughts,” explains Talulah Ruby. “The sounds we created came quite naturally and the writing session in general was really high in energy. Originally we’d gone for a drum & bass outro as we were in that mood. But after playing it live and eventually coming back to the writing room a year later, it found a whole new lease of life and meaning.”
The east London artist has been making waves for a while now with her dynamic post-soul sound – characterised by her unique blend of live instrumentals and electronic elements. And will be supporting fellow UK singer-songwriter Michael Kiwanuka on tour in September.
Listen to “The Deep” below…