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Newcastle folk-pop artist Ruth Lyon has released her new single ‘Stone’, the latest from the artist’s upcoming EP.

The new single ‘Stone’ looks at the feeling of a long-term relationship and how it can occasionally become chaotic.

New EP, produced by John Parish (Aldous Harding, PJ Harvey, Parquet Courts) was recorded at Parish’s studio in Bristol.

“I was influenced by Fiona Apple on this track with her use of simplicity, repetition, monotonous rhythms and development of texture to give power to words. ‘Stone’ looks at the crazy beautiful mess that is any relationship. Bonding yourself to one human for the rest of time is crazy – it’s elemental yet completely mundane all at the same time. Fusing two worlds has the power to feel-earth shatteringly good but also completely destructive – the push and pull of losing yourself yet finding yourself in someone else. The words came out on the page like a poem in one morning and have never changed. The song is raw and I am really grateful to John Parish for being so respectful of the nature of the track, giving it life without taking any of the simple power away. Lady Nade’s haunting tones really lift this song and I am so happy we could work together on this!”

Ruth Lyon.

The track features on the new EP “Direct Debit To Vogue”, where Lyon explores themes of ‘self-doubt, insecurity, emotional masochism, and the weight of arbitrary expectations.

When she began work on her new EP, Ruth Lyon felt like crap uneasy at the thought of the magazine Vogue landed on her doorstep. However, behind the contempt for the insecurities that the publication gave her, there was an addiction to religiously reading it.

Ruth Lyon’s new EP “Direct Debit To Vogue” will be released on 25 November on Pink Lane Records.