Although this isn’t her debut single, Irish songstress RuthAnne makes an impressive debut here on ThisIsRnB with her latest release “Unrequited.”
Pulling inspiration from the Neo-Soul movement, RuthAnne delivers an addictive and melodic tune that — with time — will find a place on everyone’s playlists. Singing out, “I wish that I could want you like you want me,” over a heavy bass driven instrumental, the talented artist brings out a sultry and mesmerizing song for all to enjoy. When speaking about “Unrequited,” RuthAnne said:
“I went in to write with Noah Breakfast & as soon as he started playing the chords, I immediately grabbed the lyrics I’d written and started singing the melody, like a stream of consciousness. I feel like this song shows more of my 90’s R&B Jill Scott/Brandy influences and I have always wanted to incorporate the Jackie Wilson sample “To Be Loved” as that scene of Eddie Murphy in “Coming to America” is my fave. It really sums up the concept of how we all just want to love and be loved but sometimes it just doesn’t work that way but it’s all part of the journey, so you take it on the chin and keep going. The love is out there.”
Co-written and produced with LA-based Noah Breakfast (Ty Dolla $ign) the newest single is a predecessor to her debut album scheduled to be released this October and is a follow-up to celebrated singles “The Vow” and “Superman.”
Take a listen to the song below.