It’s a Lush, Beat-filled piece of Neo-Soul Bliss
North London’s finest Ruby Francis and Blue Lab Beats have combined to drop what’s sure to be one of the most infectious pieces of Neo-Soul in their new single ‘Let Me In’. Drawing on traditional soul sounds, mixed with some lush percussion, it’s a track that sounds equally modern and traditional in equal parts.
Living between her home city of London, L.A. and Japan—where she has exclusively released her debut album to fantastic reception—Ruby’s influences, alongside those of her family roots (she is British/Jamaican/Italian) are reflected in ‘Let Me In’, which is a layered tour de force. It’s a track that reflects the stunning production skills of North London producers Blue Lab Beats.
On her new single, Ruby said: “It’s a personal experience about exploring vulnerability within a relationship, but it’s something that can be interpreted by everyone in some way. We all need to practice vulnerability to set ourselves free”.
On working with Blue Lab Beats, she added: “My mates Blue Lab Beats made the instrumental years ago and played it to me in the car on the way to perform at the Great Escape festival in Brighton. I fell in love with the 70’s percussion, gorgeous synth sounds and the colours and movements of the chords. I didn’t manage to write it until one day I met with my best friend, singer-songwriter/artist Laura Roy, who also loved it too, so we just sat on her living room floor one day and wrote it.”