Ruby Jane | Celebrity | New Music Review

Even with just one listen to Ruby Jane’s new album, Celebrity, it becomes immediately clear that the seventeen year old singer-songwriter is quite the talented musician. Boasting a mature vocal delivery and practiced instrumentals, the indie-folk record is solid throughout, with few weak points to detract from a complete collection of songs.

As a folk record, Celebrity will satisfy most fans seeking a fresh young talent in the genre. Not that Ruby Jane hasn’t any world experience; a brief glimpse at her bio reveals this, and her lyrics vocalize the same hardships, fears, and anxieties, albeit with an underlying youthful enthusiasm. Throughout the set list, there are very few stray, inconsistent moments, a daunting task for a young artist.

Still, the album begs the question: What’s next? Don’t get me wrong; for a folk singer, Ruby Jane surpasses many musicians twice her age. However, it would be interesting to see what she could do in a more varied setting, away from her folk roots. Celebrity is concrete, but I’d venture to guess that Ruby Jane could explore a bit stylistically and still come up with some quite interesting results.

 

Ruby Jane’s new album, Celebrity (empire of emptiness) is available now.

  • Latest
  • Popular
  • Tags
  • Comments
MerleFest, presented by Window World, has wrapped up its 29t...
Sunday, May 1, 2016 - 17:12
The first night of this three-night Dark Star Orchestra run...
Saturday, April 30, 2016 - 11:28
Nikki Glaspie has been glued to a drum kit for most of her l...
Saturday, April 30, 2016 - 09:19
The world’s greatest Pink Floyd show took the stage at the B...
Friday, April 29, 2016 - 12:49
Legend Valley is only 50 miles from home,I'm gonna have to catch the Jubilee one of t...
1 year 10 months ago
For more about Thomas Merton check out this site written by one of his studens:   mer...
1 year 11 months ago
Diana Krall concert is coming soon in Valley Performing Arts Center,North ridge on Ap...
2 years 1 month ago
The Revivalists are incredible live! Make sure you check out their new album! http://...
2 years 1 month ago