Ruby Fields has shared a couple of tunes for Rolling Stone’s ‘In My Room’, a series in which artists perform from home during a year where lives shows are often few and far between.
The last couple of years have undoubtedly been huge for Fields, who released her debut EP Your Dad’s Opinion for Dinner back in 2018. The EP was followed by 2019’s Permanent Hermit, which featured the Triple J Hottest 100 of 2018 #9 song “Dinosaurs”.
2020 seemed set to be even more monumental for Fields, who planned to release her first album this year. Alas, COVID-19 necessitated the postponement of the record.
However, it’s safe to say Fields has made the best of a bad situation, having recently played a slew of local live shows on New South Wales’ south coast.
On top of that, this year also saw her release her first single in 18 months, “Pretty Grim”. A characteristically candid track, Fields wrote the song in 2018 at the age of 19.
Penned while Fields was feeling run down off the back of a tour, the song features stirring lyrics like: “I just want something to touch / That’ll make me forget enough / Something to make me cry in my sleep / I need something worthwhile to me.”
Given its quietly powerful impact, it’s no surprise Fields chose to kick off her ‘In My Room’ set with a rendition of “Pretty Grim”. Performing from her lounge room, Fields is joined by her band members Adam Newling, Tas Wilson and Patrick Rogers.
As she continues her brief set, she offers up a cover of the Bing Crosby “White Christmas”, ensuring to add her own unique spin on the holiday classic.
Check out Ruby Fields’ ‘In My Room’ performance in the player above, or by heading over to Rolling Stone Australia’s Instagram page. In the meantime, her latest single, “Pretty Grim” was officially released back in September.