Modern, yet irresistibly nostalgic, Brisbane singer-songwriter Ruby Gilbert has released her latest single, Slave, premiered via Pilerats. Robust guitar riffs and drum beats synonymous with blues and roots immediately make an introduction, with little time before Ruby’s signature Americana-roots tinged vocals glide in. With alignments to artists Lanie Lane, Lindi Ortega & Lera Lynn, Slave is a vintage blues and rock’n’roll infused track with a modern spin.
The single was inspired by her own turmoils of working for ‘the man’, and the feelings of displeasure in aspects of her personal life. “Slave is about hating my day job. I also felt like a slave to the mundanity of day-to-day life and felt tied down to people and unsuccessful relationships”, explains Ruby. But life is becoming less mundane for the songstress, as she is quickly becoming a rising star amongst the blues and roots scene. She’s been seen gracing stages across festivals such as Tamworth Country Music Fest, Urban Country Music Fest, Caloundra Fringe Festival and most recently the Gympie Music Muster, where she won the 2019 talent search.
Gilbert received nominations early on in her career for her first single ‘Oh Bones’ at the 2018 Queensland Music Awards, along with supporting the likes of CW Stoneking, Justin Townes Earle and The Teskey Brothers. With a new single, a video clip on the way and a single launch show next month, there’s no stopping Ruby as she begins to make a name for herself across the Australian music scene.
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