Track By Track: Ruby Gilbert takes us through her moody debut EP, Dearly Beloved
She launches it Saturday 2 June at Bloodhound Bar in Brisbane.
After recently being a well-deserved finalist in this year's Queensland Music Awards, Ruby Gilbert isn't missing a beat with the release of her debut EP, Dearly Beloved. Blending a moody, at times haunting mix of Australiana and Americana, it's a really unique sound on the Aussie music landscape, and one she makes really work. "I made this music because I wanted to be as brutally honest as possible and reflect on who I am as a songwriter and an artist. I want to be able to connect with people through my lyrics, and that might be confronting."
She launches it tomorrow night at Bloodhound Bar in Brisbane, and you can get your head around the EP a little better thanks to the track by track she sent us, below:
Dearly Beloved is a song I wrote when I was trying to put myself in someone else’s shoes. It is an outsider’s view of an abusive relationship. I wrote the song as a way of trying to understand the dynamics of the relationship. This song is the most meaningful to me on the EP because I found the topic very confronting and personal.\
Oh, Bones was written about a friend who fell out of contact. It felt like they disappeared off the face of the earth. It’s kind of weird how you can go from being so close to suddenly being strangers. I’ve always been intrigued by what happened? I love the production of this track because of the cinematic finish that my producer, Aaron Shanahan and I gave to it.
Cold Hearted Killers
It’s a love song about someone that I knew was a terrible influence, as well as a disastrous choice. It is sort of a fatal attraction song, because ultimately I realised we were the perfect match, even though I didn’t want to admit it to myself.
Don’t Wear Your Best Dress
I wrote Don’t Wear You Best Dress as a piece of advice to a good friend. It was breaking my heart to watch them pine over an ex-lover who had already moved on. Because I didn’t have the words to be honest with them without hurting them, I wrote this song instead.
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