by Danielle Holian

Georgia Ruth returns with a new track ‘The Doldrums’ and a brand new album ‘Fossil Scale’, which will be released on October 7th via Navigator Records.

The Welsh Music Prize winner talks about her latest track, “The Doldrums was one of the first songs I wrote for the album. I’d just moved to Caernarfon, and had become totally transfixed by the view out over the Menai Straits (a narrow stretch of tidal water about 16 miles long that separates mainland Gwynedd from Anglesey). It was absolutely beautiful. But there was something that felt ominous, something to do with the stillness of the water. And this sort of chimed with how I’d been feeling; the sometimes disconcerting stillness of being happy! According to people who sail, the doldrums are a sea-state of mild inactivity, stagnation. It’s caused by low pressure and heating at the equator. My dad was in the merchant navy as a young man, and he confirmed that the looming threat of those parts of the Pacific sea are really unnerving. Coleridge has this amazing description of them in the Rhyme of the Ancient Mariner: “Day after day, day after day, we stuck, nor breath nor motion; as idle as a painted ship upon a painted ocean.””

Praise for Georgia Ruth’s Week Of Pines

“A dazzling debut, rich with sweet pain and joy” – The Independent

“Her own debut is a wonder, full of longing and melody” – MOJO

“One of the British folk discoveries of the year” – The Guardian

“Heaven.” – Lauren Laverne, BBC 6 Music

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