Introducing #0070: Ruthie

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Let us introduce you to Ruthie – real name Naomi Baguley – who has released her debut track ‘What Kind Of Woman’. She took a moment to talk to us about the track and her influences behind it.

Your debut track ‘ What Kind Of Woman’ is out now, what is the track about? 
I wrote WKOW after going through the break up of a relationship that I had staked my identity in for a long time. It’s about going through that and deciding the kind of person I wanted to be alone. 

Where was it recorded and are their any behind the scenes stories? 
We recorded in The Nave, a beautiful old renovated church in Leeds. One of the desks we used for mixing the track actually used to  be owned by Cat Stevens, which was an exciting little bit of history whilst making the tracks. 

What would you say are your top musical influences? 
I was brought up on the Beatles, so the classic songwriting of Paul McCartney will always be an influence for me, as corny as he might seem. I also love and am influenced by the vocal melodies of Stevie Nicks. Judee Sill is someone whose music and lyrics have been playing on my mind a lot recently, and I’d love to write like she does.

You come from the lovely city of Leeds, what are the best three things about it? 
Cheap pints, small music venues, Yorkshire scenery. 

What are your plans for the rest of the year?
The live element of Ruthie is being fast developed to create a flamboyant show the likes of which the world has never seen. Jk, but we are going to be playing gigs soon.