HUSH HUSH BIZ SINGLE REVIEW
In her latest offering, the Australian singer-songwriter Susan Muranty unveils the lead single, Ruby Ruby, from her much-anticipated album, Fire Dove. This ensemble of tracks, brimming with Celtic and global inflexions, represents yet another step in Muranty’s journey of genre-defying exploration. The world first tuned into her arresting presence with the 2022 debut, Turquoise, which catapulted itself to the pinnacle of Australia’s iTunes Singer-songwriter charts. With her singular blend of spiritual undertones, powerful melodies, and a refined sense of poeticism, Muranty firmly established herself as a singular talent in Australian music. Testaments to her artistry include prestigious accolades from the Hollywood Music in Media Awards, UK Songwriting Contest, Songs Alive Australia, and ASA Songwriting Contest. Moreover, her lyrical prowess has seen her walking away with the coveted Lyrics trophy at the SCALA Festival of Original Music and clinching top honours in the 2021 Tamworth Songwriters Association Lyrics Category and Australian Songwriters’ Association Spiritual Category. Ruby Ruby is a meditative offering that elegantly puts on display Muranty’s dynamic vocals and her nuanced approach to songwriting—a blending of evocative lyrical imagery with an eclectic musical pastiche. This time, the palette is broadened with traditional elements intertwined with a folk-pop vocal melody.
Fire Dove, Muranty’s self-proclaimed ‘dark fairy-tale,’ charts the turbulent emotional journey in the aftermath of a relationship’s collapse. The narrative arc is skilfully woven through eleven hypnotic tracks, guiding the listener from the night’s gloaming to the break of dawn. Noteworthy collaborators such as Sven Tydeman, Ritchie Neville, Barbara Griffin, Adrian Hannan, and Matt Fell lend their talents to this ambitious project. The lead single, Ruby Ruby, is underlined by Clare O’Meara’s enchanting violin, further amplifying the track’s allure. Fire Dove, in its entirety, is a shimmering testament to Susan Muranty’s exceptional musical prowess, and Ruby Ruby is an expressive and eloquent representation of that work.