This morning, we welcome London-based singer/songwriter, Ruby Francis, to collaborate with us on MailTape. Merging R&B, 80s & 90s soundscapes and incorporating traces of soul music, we hope you’re just as taken with her infectious sound as we are!
Her latest cut, Drip Drop, is a swaying, synth key melody that’s enveloped in an old-style R&B chorus where Ruby’s vocal complements the chunky, electronic and dreamy production.
Let’s dig into this R&B vibe!
Ruby Francis’s selection
Solo Smith — Still in Love
Ruby Francis: “Randomly found this a few months back, in love with the lo fi production, chord changes and his gorgeous tone.“
Lion Babe — Honey Dew
Ruby Francis: “I love the colours and textures in this track, it’s so spacey and relaxing “
Troy Hudson — Head Over Heels
Ruby Francis: “I discovered this song when Troy put it out 3 years ago and I’m still obsessed, those harmonies/ backing vocals have me melting.“
Ruby Francis — Fall Asleep
Louise: “This track made me fall in love with Ruby Francis. I was listening to Soundcloud, jumping from song to song and she came in like a queen. This R’n’B vibe is all I need to start the day right!“
Still Woozy — Goodie Bag
Louise: “Warmth is what would define this track for me. I really feel cradle by the sound of Still Woozy’s voice. But Goodie Bag also as some weirdness to it that makes it even more special to me.“
WAYI — The Way I Am
Louise: “The more I listen to The Way I Am, the more I love it. The message of this song is everything to me.“
King Princess — Sunburn
Louise: “I wanted to finish this tape with a smooth track. King Princess offers just want I was looking for with this Sunburn. Listening to it makes me want to cuddle myself.“