Ruth Mac Launches Debut Single ‘Speed’

Galway-native, Berlin-based Ruth Mac releases video for debut single, ‘Speed’.

Animated and directed by Adam Valentine Carr, the video is a multi-layered compilation of footage from Mac’s recent artist residency in Lisbon and loop illustrations animated by Carr.

Released last month, ‘Speed’ is an eminently listenable slacker-rock ode to the act of compromise. Mac’s swerving vocals spill lazily onto an infectious undercurrent of strutting guitar lines (lead from Oh Boland’s Niall Murphy) and sunset choruses.

‘Speed’ is a stream of thought that teases out the recognition of difference between two people and the place of compromise in close relationships.

Speed’ is debut single from Ruth Mac, the Galway native who’s music stands at an intersection of soft rock and folk, with distinct blues and soul influences.

Having gigged consistently over the last year (notable slots include Ones To Watch, Hey Troubadour, Aidlink for Turkana), Mac has been commended for blending smooth instrumentation with raw, earthy vocals in a live performance which captures the imagination of listeners.

Speedpaves the way for a busy 2019 planned for Mac, now based in Berlin, as she continues work on a debut EP and preparing for Irish shows later in the year.

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