Singer-songwriter Ruby Fields has announced her long-awaited debut studio album Been Doin It for a Bit will arrive on Friday, 24th September via Space 44 and Flightless Records – pre-orders are available here.
Fields and her band recorded Been Doin It for a Bit between Revolver Studios in Waiuku, New Zealand and Music Farm Studios in Byron Bay, with production handled by longtime collaborator Chris Collins.
“Since I was 17 I’ve been doing the Ruby Fields thing, but I gave myself a break last year to finally come to terms with who I am as a person,” Fields commented in a statement.
“I’m not sure I’ve taken the time to reflect on that after high school. Making mistakes is part of life, but in 2020 my self-worth wasn’t validated by who I was on stage. So I’ve been working on being a better friend, partner, bandmate; just a better person.”
To coincide with the announcement, Fields has shared a new single, bracing and vulnerable album opener ‘Song About a Boy’, which she says is about “your feelings being caught up in someone that’s not right for you.”
It’s the third track we’ve heard so far from the forthcoming album, following on from ‘Pretty Grim’ back in September 2020 and ‘R.E.G.O.’ in April of this year. It arrives alongside a music video directed by Jamieson Kerr – watch that below.