‘Ruby’ is the stunning new single from the East London based artist turan. It tells the story of turan’s late grandmother Ruby’s passing. It explores the thoughts and emotions one deals with, and the questions you are left with when a loved one departs. The emotional, stirring song showcases turan’s brooding vocals and atmospheric guitar lines, featuring
Elena Tonra (Daughter) on backing vocals, mixed by John Foyle (Ibeyi, Sampha, FKA Twigs) and co-produced with Max Rad.
“Everyone has their own Ruby, a strong woman who has been a beacon of strength, a pillar in our
lives and the reason we are who we are today”, says turan. The message Ruby delivers is one of female strength and resilience.
turan evokes connection. This is central to his songwriting and live performance – removing the vail between artist and listener, audience and performance; he experiments with dreamy soundscapes and our emotions.