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    Made over a 4-year period, “Invaluable” is Ruth O’Brien’s debut EP release.

    This 5-track EP touches on a wide range of topics including society’s obsession with social media and appearance in tracks like Invaluable & Land With No Mirrors to more sombre themes of grief, love and connection in Lullaby…My Twisted Dreams and Veil. The final track on the EP, Perspective, talks about the many ways in which something can be seen – that we only ever understand something based on our point of view, both literally and metaphorically.

    Recorded in Canberra, Australia, by local musicians and engineers, Invaluable is the result of countless hours of work by a whole team of amazing individuals. The EP is full of catchy, powerful melodies, rich vocal harmonies, meaningful lyrics, instrumental solos and has been recorded beautifully by James Ashley, Kyle Sheedy & Steve Zumstein.

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The lyrics for Veil were written for Ruth's best friend, Danielle, who married her love Jeff in September, 2015. It's a song about love, going through life together, looking forward to sharing your future with a significant other. When this song was being written, Ruth's dad sent her an email about a phenomenon that occurs in space called a Veil Nebula which is an incredible multicoloured cloud of glass and dust which occurs after the supernova, or big mother-f@cking star, explodes. Ruth wanted to use this in the song to help portray the mystery and beauty of love.


Behind my veil
I see your eyes
Dark chocolate and pearly whites
Lucky am I
All of our tomorrows have yet to be
There are places and memories we’re yet to see
But right now all I wanna be
Is with you
Right here
Our paths connect
Until the end
I say I will, I do, I do, I do, I do, I do,
Commit myself to you
And every day’s a rosy hue
With you
Right here
With you
Right here
Entwine your fingers with mine
Rhythm of our hearts beat in time
And I see your eyes through a veil nebula
I believe our love is a technicolour rainbow
And I feel sometimes like I’m in heaven
With you
Right here
With you
Right here
With you my dear
With you
Right here


from Invaluable - EP, released September 30, 2018
Written by Ruth O'Brien and Damian Ashcroft.
Recorded by James Ashley, Kyle Sheedy and Steve Zumstein.
Canberra, Australia (2018).
Mixed and mastered by Dax Liniere at The Puzzle Factory
London (2018).


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Ruth O'Brien Canberra, Australia

Ruth O'Brien is an artist with no fixed genre. She loves singing - whether that's jazz, contemporary, classical, in choirs, with friends, in the shower, acapella, etc.

Ruth's influences in music and songwriting include Imogen Heap, Katie Noonan, Kate Miller-Heidke, Kimbra, Sia, Clare Bowditch, Jen Cloher and Courtney Barnett, just to name a few.
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