- 14 Oct 21
Ruth Mac's new single 'Death of a Dog' explores the changing bonds with her childhood home.
Indie-folk singer Ruth Mac has released a new single from her upcoming début LP Living Room, titled ‘Death of a Dog’.
A simple beat adorned with synth-pop sounds - including a most memorable sample of a dog barking - and a mellow guitar hook is all that makes up the catchy instrumental. Building on the uncomplicated backing track are Mac’s earthy vocals, which manage to capture the essence of the nostalgia and melancholy of growing up.
The single's lyrics explore the bonds that tie Mac to her childhood home - as well as her childhood itself- and how they shift and change with the passage of time. The Berlin-based artist grew up in Kinvara, developing a passion for music from a very young age.
The concept of home is central to the Galway native's upcoming début EP Living Room, which was incidentally written between her two homes in Galway and Berlin. The title track ‘Living Room’ - released as a single earlier this year - celebrated her new home in Berlin, which the singer moved to in 2019.
The EP, which is set to release on October 29th, was written and demoed while the Irish singer was locked down in her Berlin home - later recording it alongside engineer and co-producer Mark Glaister.
Listen to the new single below:
Check out our review of Ruth Mac's single 'Living Room' here.