The New Volume Features Unreleased Material and Stunning Home Recordings
Sidewalk Records recording artist Ruthie Collins continues to share her dreamy Country music with Cold Comfort +, an expanded version of her critically-acclaimed 2020 release, Cold Comfort, available today. With support from around the globe, including one of her biggest fans – the BBC’s Bob Harris – the new year looks to be Ruthie Collins’ biggest one yet.
Listen to the extended album HERE.
Cold Comfort + features new track, ‘Hypocrite,’ which impacts at Country Radio on Monday, 10 January 2022. Co-written with fellow artist, best friend, and Runaway June member Natalie Stovall, ‘Hypocrite’ finds Collins working with a full band once again, pitting the lush sounds of pedal steel and Telecaster guitar against a storyline about the introspective wreckage of a messy breakup. It’s a cathartic combination that underscores her ability to blend various sounds into her own potent Country delivery. Watch the show-stopping music video, which debuted exclusively with CMT, below.
Collins shares, “I hope ‘Hypocrite’ lets people know that even though we’re all trying our best to keep it together, there’s so much freedom in owning your emotions — in moving through them instead of blocking them — and that there is true healing and love on the other side.”
Praised by Billboard for its mix of “ethereal vocals alongside soaring string features, minimal piano parts, and delicate percussion,” Cold Comfort was originally released during the early days of the Covid-19 pandemic. Unable to tour behind the album, Collins temporarily left her adopted hometown of Nashville and headed home to her mother’s place in upstate New York. There, she recorded acoustic renditions of three Cold Comfort highlights: ‘Hey Little Girl,’ ‘Joshua Tree,’ and ‘Wish You Were Here.’ Those homemade, reimagined versions all appear on Cold Comfort +, demonstrating Collins’ ability to deliver a knockout performance with little more than her voice and an acoustic guitar.
Featuring co-production from Wes Harllee and mixes by GRAMMY®-winner Ryan Freeland, Cold Comfort + is available now HERE.
About Ruthie Collins:
Raised on a grape farm in Fredonia, New York, Ruthie Collins fell in love with music from an early age. She learned about the classical world from her mother, a pianist and organist, and the gospel world from church, where she sang in the choir, but it was the radio that first introduced her to the magic of pop and country, and she spent her formative teenage years enamored with the stories and melodies that lit up the dial. After college, Collins spent five years writing songs and waiting tables in Nashville before landing a deal with Curb Records. Named to CMT’s prestigious “Next Women Of Country” series, Collins began turning heads almost immediately with a series of critically acclaimed releases and showstopping festival performances that prompted the LA Times to praise her “sunny demeanor” and Rolling Stone to rave that “Collins’ voice has the fluttery nuances more common in Seventies Laurel Canyon than in modern country.” Her latest album, ‘Cold Comfort’, a captivating blend of cinematic roots, intimate folk, and old-school country, is available everywhere.