Ruby Fields’ penchant for hook-laden grunge pop and self-effacing songwriting is front and centre on new single ‘Trouble’.

Out now, the track is inspired by fuzz-punk legends like Fidlar and Goons Of Doom. Ruby says she’s been playing the track live for two years now and that “it’s a fun little love child of dicky lines and (I hope) a bit of energy.”

‘Trouble’ is, of course, lifted from Ruby’s just-released second EP Permanent Hermit, which features the nostalgic, slow-burning anthem ‘Dinosaurs’, which nabbed the #8 spot on this year’s Hottest 100.

Permanent Hermit comes after Ruby’s debut EP Your Dad’s Opinion For Dinnerwhich not only cemented Ruby as a one to watch both here and overseas but is also a talented songwriter who is just getting started.

Stream Ruby Fields’ track ‘Trouble’ below:

2019 is already feeling like it will be a banner year for Ruby. After stunning audiences during her debut Laneway Festival run, and after releasing triple j favourite ‘Climate’ (which she describes as being a “happier song”), Ruby announced her biggest headline shows to date.

Celebrations kick off at Brisbane’s Brightside on May 17th and end with a show at Hobart’s Republic Bar on June 8th.

‘Trouble’ lyrics

I’m young, you’re all old
Never do what I’m told
I’m trying to be apart
Of this world, a head start

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It’s hard, I’m lonely
Or maybe, I’m totally
I’m done, I’m tired
Give us a beer, just got fired

Well, my life’s pretty shit
But I don’t mind being alone
It makes it easy when I never have a phone
And I don’t need to want to [?] to your own
But I know

That I’m just too much trouble

I’m gross, bacterial
Nor wife material
Don’t want romantic dates
Just a root, a best mate

A dirty truck
A comfy swag
A big dog
Some trackie-dacks
Pretty busy so I’m not fussed
I only love to something, that’s enough

Well, maybe its because I give it up too soon
I don’t like waiting, cut to chasing, yeah, that’s true
You only date [?] will stay friends
That’s fine and cool love just never be one of them

I’m too much trouble

I tried to remind my self
That its good for mental health
To not care to think I’m hot
But I can’t have sex unless the lights are off
So I play to heaps of crowds
But I’m anxious, I’m a coward
Forgot to shave, now I got stubble
Cuase smooth legs are too much trouble

Stream Ruby Fields’ EP ‘Permanent Hermit’:

Ruby Fields MAY 2019 HEADLINE TOUR

Fri 17 May
The Brightside, Brisbane

Thu 23 May
Newcastle Hotel, Newcastle

Sat 25 May
Crowbar, Sydney

Thu 30 May
The Espy, Melbourne

Fri 31 May
Torquay Hotel, Torquay

Sat 01 Jun
Lion Arts Factory, Adelaide

Sun 02 Jun
Soggybones, Perth

Fri 07 Jun
Kambri Anu, Canberra

Sat 08 Jun
Republic Bar, Hobart


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