Ruby Fields has announced her long-awaited debut album, Been Doin’ It For a Bit, set for release on Friday, September 24th.
To celebrate the announcement of her debut record, Ruby has dropped the first taste of the album with single ‘Song About a Boy’, produced by longtime collaborator Chris Collins (Skegss, Gang Of Youths, Middle Kids) and mastered by John Davis (The Killers, Gorillaz.)
The unsparing, heart-on-sleeve track offers us a rare glimpse into the vulnerable side of Ruby. A sharp-shooting chronicle of a relationship on the brink.
“I was really on the fence about releasing this track, because when you release a song you immortalise it –– whether you still feel those things or not,” says Ruby of the track. “Regardless of it all, this is a song about your feelings being caught up in someone that’s not right for you.” Listen to it below.
Listen to ‘Song About A Boy’ by Ruby Fields
It’s a track that prelude’s what to expect from Been Doin’ It for a Bit, a record that was born out of a place of self-acceptance for Ruby.
“Since I was 17 I’ve been doing the Ruby Fields thing, but I gave myself a break last year to finally come to terms with who I am as a person,” says Ruby of the album. “I’m not sure I’ve taken the time to reflect on that after high school.
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“Making mistakes is part of life, but in 2020 my self-worth wasn’t validated by who I was on stage. So I’ve been working on being a better friend, partner, bandmate; just a better person.”
Ruby and her bandmates began recording Been Doin’ It For a Bit in Waikuku, New Zealand. However, as COVID-19 reared its head, the band were forced to regroup and complete the album at The Music Farm in Byron Bay.
In addition to announcing her debut album, Ruby recently launched her new online show, Fred’s Shed, a series in which she interviews guests and builds guitars with them. She’ll be giving away a custom-built guitar to one lucky fan that pre-orders her album. You can check out the pilot episode below and pre-order the album here.
Watch Fred’s Shed – Pilot