Sitting somewhere in the ballpark of Joni Mitchell, Laura Marling and perhaps a splash of Josienne Clarke – singer songwriter and guitarist Ruth Blake creates melodic acoustic rock that feels born from the 1970’s. There is a heavenly poetic beauty to her work that feels warm and nurturing – motherly by instinct. I think the motherly feeling is why I connected so well with her new single ‘Brave Ships’ which is due out on the 27th of January. It is a clean and simple piece written at the time when Extinction Rebellion was hitting its stride. Ruth says that she felt a love for the Earth like never before and ‘Brave Ships’ tries to articulate fighting for the Earth.
Ruth Blake released her most recent album ‘Creation’ in 2018 and ‘Brave Ships’ is the first track into a new song cycle for her. It stays true to the acoustic rock roots but also shows how she connects her music to healing. Ruth is part of the ‘Music as Medicine’ collective – artists who create experiences and events to help spiritually heal. Enjoy the track ‘Brave Ships’ below.
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