The eagerly awaited new single by Luca Wilding called Ruby, Don’t Cry is released on October 16th.
This latest track features the artists’ trademark emotive, falsetto vocals and poetic lyrics – the arrangement is beautiful in its simplicity, pulling the listener into its dreamlike quality as the tale unfolds. The song will feature on Luca’s first EP, which is expected to drop November 27th.
Ruby, Don’t Cry is about an unknown muse, a young woman who Wilding met in passing. He says: “Some time ago, I met a girl on a train. We spoke for a little while, she sketched in my notepad and over a brief journey told my friend that she was unhappy. There was something very singular and strong about her, something leonine. I just couldn’t imagine her wasting away with no direction in a loveless relationship.”
Wilding continues, “The thing I love most about this song is I have no idea who this person is, and I probably never will. I imagined this world of liberation for her, in which strength and inner beauty are rewarded with freedom.”
Wilding gave an interview to Gourmet Gigs during the summer after the release of his inaugural single Heartachers (video below). Its raw emotion stopped me in my tracks on first listen. His second single, Johanna, followed soon after.
I am left wondering if Ruby will ever hear this song and if it will speak to her, and if she will recognise herself as the catalyst for this wistful and heartfelt number, after her brief encounter on a train.
Ruby, Don’t Cry is released October 16th via Abbey Records
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