Ruti’s biggest project yet, in June 2023 the MixTea_MilkTape! was released, showcasing the evolution of her artistry and cementing her status as a fresh talent on the neo-soul soundscape – among the collection’s cast of producer and writing collaborators are Matt Hales (Lianne La Havas, Paloma Faith, Jason Mraz) and GuiltyBeatz (Mr Eazi, Wizkid, Beyonce).
Selected by Sony Publishing, Ruti was part of its Accra, Ghana, songwriting camp in January 2023. She posted about the ‘start of a new era’ in February and soon scooped up plays and accolades from Zane Lowe x Apple Music, Fender’s Next programme, Deezer’s Focus artist for June, Clash magazine and multiple props from BBC Introducing with her track ‘Don’t Wait’ elevated to the BBC Radio 1 playlist in July.
After winning the seventh series of The Voice as part of Sir Tom Jones’ team (and bagging an iTunes chart No.1 and Official UK Chart Top 20 debut), she has picked up a multitude of fans and co-signs including both Tyler the Creator and Adele – the latter of whom selected the rising star as support for her 2022 BST Hyde Park show, as one of the artists she is ‘obsessed with’. The discerning people of Belgian radio are also showing love for her luh-luh-lovely music.
Recognised by other talented artists in her wider sonic space, Ruti has added live support for Hope Tala, Jordan Rakei, Olivia Dean and Mahalia to her resume. Catch her at selected festivals over the summer.
“My voice now is so much better, I’ve developed so much… I’ve figured out that I can do whatever I want.”