Those of us seeking a musical tonic to the mid-week slump will welcome the release of ‘Open Arms’ from rising alternative singer songwriter Ruby Waters.
Inspired by the ebbs and flows of life, the song encourages listeners to embrace situations and deal with them as they arise.
“I wrote ‘Open Arms’ in Spain last spring at a song writing camp I was lucky to be invited to. The song came so naturally. [It’s] about how I like to deal with shit, my outlets, and how to handle the ups and downs. It doesn’t always have to be a weakness or a problem to be depressed or overwhelmed, it can sometimes just be a part of life, and however you cope with it isn’t something to be ashamed of.”
With millions of catalogue streams to date and over 280k monthly listeners on Spotify, as well as a JUNO nomination and two Top 5 entries on Alternative Radio, it’s safe to say that Waters is one of Canada’s most promising new musical exports.