See Ruth B's Live Debut of Soulful Single 'If This Is Love' - Rolling Stone
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See Ruth B’s Live Debut of Soulful Single ‘If This Is Love’

Singer had written the song just one day before performing it at intimate NYC concert

Last year, rising singer-songwriter Ruth B debuted her current new single “If This Is Love” during a performance at New York City’s Joe’s Pub. She has unveiled an exclusive clip of the live performance ahead of the release of her debut album Safe Haven.

Ruth B wrote the song on a Sunday during rehearsals for her first-ever NYC show and premiered at the gig the following night. She even has to use a lyric sheet while sitting at the piano and belting out the soulful, romantic ballad.

“‘If This Is Love’ was one of those songs that just happened,” she told Rolling Stone in a statement. “One minute I was sitting in a tiny rehearsal space with my bottled up emotions, the next I had the song. I think every now and then it’s okay to have questions, to be confused about love and to wallow in that. ‘If This Is Love’ is about not knowing and how sometimes that’s what we need to come face-to-face with the truth.”

Safe Haven will be released on May 5th. Ruth B will spend the entire month on tour in support of the LP.


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