Toronto-based alternative singer-songwriter Ruby Waters releases her debut single “Rabbit Hole” from her forthcoming EP (summer 2020). The emotive new single features the young music savant at her best, showcasing her organically raspy vocals and penetrating lyrics over haunting guitar riffs combined with heartfelt hooks and melodies. Canadian music enthusiasts might’ve first heard the buzz surrounding the Shelburne, Ontario-bred Metis songsmith from the release of her fall 2019 debut indie EP Almost Naked that featured the catchy commercial radio number “Supernatural”, or “Last Cigarette” which premiered on Billboard and was lauded for its “addictive chorus backed by guitar” that “shows off Waters’ effortlessly raw and raspy vocals”.
The Ruby Waters myth and local legend really took flight back in late 2018 when her Audiotree session for her single “Sweet Sublime” went viral on Reddit. Then what followed were a string of events that started to really cement her status as one of Canada’s Next emerging stars; from impressing industry insiders at Live Nation’s Ones To Watch music showcase; signing with leading music agency Paradigm; to getting handpicked as a direct support act for JUNO-winning City and Colour’s tour dates throughout North America.
By the end of 2019, Waters sold out her debut headline concert at Toronto’s legendary Horseshoe Tavern. With her new single “Rabbit Hole”, Waters gives listeners her own unique insiders view on how to overcome one’s own obstacles and fears. “Everyone has their own rabbit hole, and this track is about being sucked back in over and over again and dying to find a way out,” says the vocalist with strong musical bloodlines – her mom and dad played together in their own band that toured Canada. “In this case, the rabbit hole is the struggle of substance abuse!” admits Waters who’s booked to play 12 U.S. dates this May as direct support for JUNO-nominated singer Allan Rayman.
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