Ruby Bloom

Ruby Bloom

BandAlternativeFolk

Ruby Bloom is classic american folk storytelling, met with an eerie ungrounded twist.

Biography

Denver native, Ruby Bloom's experimental blend of unique storytelling, and one-of-a-kind vocals are 'genre liquefying'. Currently working on a developmental deal with independent label, Aristar Records, Ruby throws herself wholly into her mission: to shatter the barriers of conventional songwriting, and through music and metaphor, communicate her unique view of the world.

Born and raised in Colorado, but regularly spending several months a year in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Ruby grew up in two very different households, with two very different parents, a circus of siblings, and one uniting love of music. With a piano always on hand, Ruby, outwardly shy and guarded with her music, grew into the unconventional songwriter she is today.

At 19, in search of adventure, she packed her bags and headed west on a two-month haul that ended in the beautiful city of San Francisco, California. After arriving, it didn't take long for Ruby to realize the reality of her situation. With no money, family or friends present, she felt her world slowly sink into despair and isolation with too much free time on her hands. However, that same despair evolved quickly into inspiration and the birth of a new kind of music.
After settling in a bit and spending several months writing in solitude, something changed and suddenly Ruby began to meet other people. Not just regular people, but musicians and musicians that inspired her. She moved in with two artists, who had devoted their lives to their music and she saw in them something she hungered for herself. Soon thereafter, she discovered something about herself that she didn't realize had been hiding all along - a passion for songwriting. It was everything she ever wanted.
They began to 'host' shows in their home - "The Pink House" on the outskirts of the city. A couple of times a week people invaded their living space. Everything from electronic music to hip-hop, homemade drum sets and indie pop bands jumping around in paisley. This pure love of music and the overwhelming power of her dream is the groundwork for her sound, which simply put is 'unlike any other'.

Inspired and enthusiastic, this classic American folk storytelling is met with an eerie ungrounded twist, a project referred to as 'Ruby Bloom's Grave'.

Lyrics

Jesus Hair

Written By: Ruby Bloom

Didn’t you know that coping out was giving in
Now your diving head first
No compass
No flashlight
No umbrella
No skin

Didn’t you know that lying down and bleeding out
Or hurting deep, or breathing loud
Is so much more than he wants to hear
Your so much more than anyone wants to hear

It’s catastrophic love
Spontaneous combustion
It’s destruction of the sweetest kind
It’s causing the darkness
And it’s making her blind

Just because he wears his hair like Jesus
Doesn’t mean he will save us
Just because he wears a beard like Jesus
Doesn’t mean he will save us.

Now she rubbing handfuls of glitter
Into her sore, sore eyes
And with her face so badly bruised
It’s getting hard to recognize

Why she ever thought you’d be the one
To save her wretched soul
Now she’s drinking your blood, eating your flesh
By the mouthful

In between each bite she’s sobbing oh so loud
Salting the snowy streets here where it’s winter all year
round
With a few more tears she’ll leave the path behind her clear
So you don’t slip and fall

God forbid you slip and fall
Knowing you hold her heart
Although you could have held it all

It’s catastrophic love
Spontaneous combustion

1 Million Things

Written By: Ruby Bloom

1 Million Things

If I could be one million things
Write a song
Turn back time would you keep

Your heels over your head for me
Please keep your heels over your head for me

If every time I was away
If I kept you on my mind
Would you beg for me to stay next time

And if I could sleep another thousand years
And wade my way through this ocean of tears

Though it’s dark and I may stumble
I’m all wet and I am humbled
But when the seaweed dries
it might crumble, disappear

Let me tell you something
About the people we know
The ones who always see us coming
Never thought they’d see us go

They though they knew
We were never going to
Russia, or Italy, or Spain
Or any of those far away places

Let me tell you something else
About the people we are
The ones we knew we’d never know
But we still tried to get so far

We didn’t know
Where’s we’d go
Utah, California
Washington or Mexico

Or Oregon
We went to Oregon

Discography

Up and Coming Artist
CD currently in the works

Set List

Sets (2)/ 8 songs each
Total: 45 minutes-1 hour and 15 minutes. All original music.