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Nancy Ruth's new single "Turn the Lights Back Down" is deeply expressive
(Published: September 19, 2020)

Nancy Ruth has just released her brand new jazz single, "Turn the Lights Back Down." 
The song starts with a melancholic and deeply expressive piano melody. This elegant introduction immediately relaxes you and draws you into the atmospheric soundscape of the single. 
Following this enticing start, Ruth's emotive and sweet voice enters the mix and she effortlessly takes center stage. She ensures that the lyrical composition comes alive with her smooth and stunning vocals. The artist's voice recalls the likes of powerhouse singers such as Grace Potter, Gillian Welch, and Lucinda Williams, to mention but a few leading ladies. Ruth has a similar emotional and authentic quality that these established acts have as you can immediately tell that she genuinely feels the lyrics as she performs them. 

On top of this, the background vocals add to the lush and multi-layered arrangement that gives the song an intimate feeling. With all of these elements alongside the moving and stirring string section, it's impossible not to fall in love with Ruth's new release. This track is so intimate that you can almost imagine it being performed by a small troupe of musicians by candlelight. 

The production aesthetic on this release is stellar, and the bass, drums, strings, vocals, and piano are all blended together perfectly. However, Ruth's vocals and her poetic lyrics is always the centerpiece of the track.  

Lyrically, Ruth's fresh single dives into an important message for her listeners, yet there are two ways to read it. On the one hand, "Turn the Lights Back Down" can be perceived as a romantic song about an intimate evening together with the one you love. On the other, the lyrics inspire listeners to take a step back from the chaos of the modern world, disconnect, and focus on what is important, which is love. 

This song is rich with intricate and poignant lyrics that echo in your mind after a first listen. One of the most memorable lines includes, "I wanna seize every sigh as I unravel all your charms / Let it go without alarm". Ruth's creative flair when it comes to her lyrical composition is reminiscent of legendary poets such as Pablo Neruda, Khalil Gibran, and Elizabeth Barrett Browning. Just like these great writers, Ruth is able to create romantic lyrics that are personal and unique, yet are universally relatable. 

More Information: http://nancyruth.com

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