We’ve always had a soft spot for rising London R&B singer Ruby Francis, so it’s with open arms that we welcome her new EP Night Time Therapy. It twists and turns with unexpected flicks in production, but forever moves with grace. We invited Ruby to curate the latest of our Spotify Guest Mix playlists, sharing her influences and current jams.
Says Ruby: “This playlist was so difficult to narrow down! I feel I have still missed out thousands and songs that have help sculpt my current sound and EP. These are all tracks that span across my childhood to today, that are close to my heart and/or just feel amazing. They have all inspired me in many different ways!
I’m a massive fan of chords and harmonies which I definitely take inspiration from the tracks shown especially more from the 70s/80s, so Chaka Khan, George Duke and Stevie Wonder. The inspiration I’ve gotten from Pharrell and the Neptunes production-wise I feel really comes across strongly in my EP especially in Paranoid and Traffic Lights.
D’angelo’s sound, especially from the gem of an album Voodoo, massively inspired the sounds of my debut single Fall Asleep; harmony and production wise. On My Knees, however, is a lot more electronic sounding chord-wise; Pomrad and Submotion Orchestra’s spacey dramatic synths definitely inspired the production on that.”
Check out both the EP and Ruby’s exclusive playlist below.