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Ruth Koleva @ruthkoleva

Turn This Around

added: 22 Mar 2014 // release date: 3 Mar 2014 // label: Flatline Collective
reviewer: Amelia Maher

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With summery undertones and a jazz rhythm that will have you in a sunny daze, 'Turn This Around' is the latest offering from emerging Bulgarian songstress Ruth Koleva. With sultry, soulful vocals and a beautiful multi-layered chorus, backed by glorious r'n'b backing vocals, Koleva's talent lies in the way she is able to simultaneously straddle the different genres to create a truly shimmering delight.

Opening with electronic synths and jazz drums, the song develops into an amalgamation of different ideas and inspirations. The song is full of warm transient melodies, with an electronic blanket that slides over the top of the jazz rhythms and piano. Koleva brings you into a mysterious world where 'within the whispers there is hope inside.' The lyrics and music come together to create something that inspires and warms the heart.

It's a wholly refreshing and modern take on soul music, with a voice that does not sound too dissimilar to the wondrous songstress Esperanza Spalding, taking on a similar jazz-infused delivery, with a multi-layered production that envelopes the listener. It's nothing short of a dream.

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