Ruthie Collins: Cold Comfort

Written by on April 12, 2020

Americana singer Ruthie Collins releases album and title track as a single.

US Singer/Songwriter Ruthie Collins has just released her brand new album “Cold Comfort” on Curb Records featuring the title track as her new single.

The songs span the last five years of Collins’ life, charting her sometimes-harrowing emotional evolution with boldly vulnerable lyrics and unflinching self-examination, and her delivery is both heartrending and soul bearing to match. 

Along with producer/guitarist Wes Harllee and Grammy-winner Ryan Freeland, the result is an album that learns to make peace with pain, a lush, moving record that finds strength in sadness, gratitude in hardship, and growth in the most unlikely of places.

Since joining Curb Records in 2011, Collins immediately began turning heads with a series of critically acclaimed releases and show-stopping festival performances everywhere from Stagecoach to FarmBorough. 

Rolling Stone stated “Collins’ voice has the fluttery nuances more common in Seventies Laurel Canyon than in modern country,” while the Los Angeles Times praised her “sunny demeanour.” CMT also named her as part of their prestigious “Next Women Of Country” series

Ruthie Collins had never been much of a rule breaker, but last year, when she quietly slipped into the studio without letting anyone know what she was up to, she knew she was taking a major risk.

“Making this album felt like a sink or swim moment for me,” says Collins, who tapped longtime collaborator Wes Harllee to produce and Grammy-winner Ryan Freeland (Bonnie Raitt, Ray LaMontagne) to mix.

“I felt like I needed to just go for it, to just trust my instincts and make the record I’d always wanted to make.”

Cold Comfort is on the Palm Tree Radio New Music Playlist and is playing regularly across the station now.

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