Canadian pop artist Mike Ruby has released his debut EP, You Wrote These Songs, via AWAL and all streaming services. Initially trained as a jazz musician, Ruby fell in love with pop music after touring with St. Lucia as their saxophone player.
Produced and co-written with Chris Hartz (Childish Gambino), Nicky Paul (St. Lucia), and fellow Canadians, JUNO Award winner Ryan Stewart (Carly Rae Jepsen), and Joel Stouffer (Dragonette), You Wrote These Songs displays Ruby‘s distinctive contemporary pop sound. The result is a unique musical twist that fits into modern popular culture with an honest voice that cuts through the noise.
“Don’t Want You Back (wtf),” the focus track from the EP, is a song about the person you do want to forget. Pairing a sweet melody with blunt lyrics captures the feeling of liberation that follows the post-breakup realization of knowing your ex never really deserved you.