Listen: ‘Cloudbroke’ by Georgia Ruth

Off to Wales for Georgia Ruth and her new single Cloudbroke from the brand new album Fossil Scale. Reminiscent of Mogwai, stripped back Massive Attack and imbued with a wonderfully haunted lone string – it’s a gorgeous piece of ethereal electronica….

artist photo by Warren Orchard

Welsh singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Georgia Ruth has revealed the visuals to her stunning new single “Cloudbroke”. Taken from her new album “Fossil Scale”, the video – directed by Eilir Pierce – was choreographed by Eddie Ladd, who also stars alongside dancers Rebecca Smith-Williams and Eluned Owen.

“Fossil Scale” is the follow up to 2013’s Welsh Music Prize winning Week Of Pines – a feat Georgia never contemplated she’d achieve for her critically acclaimed, bilingual debut album. The record prompted The  Guardian to tip her as ‘One of the British folk discoveries of the year’, with Georgia going  on to be twice nominated in the 2014 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, alongside radio support across Radio 1 and BBC 6 Music. UK live dates to support the release of Fossil Scale are expected to be announced shortly.

Switching out her previous go-to writing tool – the harp – for a piano in search of a more expansive yet ambient sound, Georgia headed into the familiar setting of Snowdonia’s Bryn Derwen Studio in January 2015, to lay down the foundations of what would become Fossil Scale. When the sale of the studio just 5 days into recording threw plans awry, recording time was then split between studios in London and Cardiff – in the case of the latter, at friends and collaborators Manic Street Preachers’ Faster Studios (Georgia sung on ‘Divine Youth’, a track that featured on the Manics’ Futurology album). The album was finally pieced together in Mwnci Studios, co-produced with Italian producer Marta Salogni (Phil Selway, Eliot Sumner) and long-time collaborator David Wrench (Caribou, Bat For Lashes) some 11 months after those initial sessions began.

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