We have a new single from Ruth Lorenzo, titled “Underworld”, and she’s certainly proving that it was worth the year and a quarter wait as this new track is absolutely brilliant. This single release follows up her 2018 sophomore album, Loveaholic.
Ruth Lorenzo is best known for representing Spain at the Eurovision Song Contest 2014, where she sang “Dancing In The Rain” – this song is also her most streamed song on Spotify. She came tenth with 74 points, which is Spain’s joint best position in the last 14 years. She previously made her name known in the UK by being a contestant on the fifth series of The X Factor, where she came fifth. As for after Eurovision, she competed on Tu Cara Me Suena (the Spanish version of Your Face Sounds Familiar), where she became the winner. She also won five Yudeo Awards in 2018 for her latest album Loveaholic, which we described as “a true testament of Ruth Lorenzo’s staple in the music industry” in our review of the LP. Now it’s time for a whole new Ruth Lorenzo era and we are totally ready.
According to Spotify, the song has been written by Chris Whale, Norma Jean Martine, and Ruth Lorenzo. It’s a haunting new track which also has an interesting film-like poster to accompany the song. We believe this hints at a forthcoming music video that is clearly going to be of epic proportions – we’re so ready.
As we await the music video, we shall be playing this addicting track on repeat. She also dropped a lyric video to the track on her YouTube Channel, which displays the poster with the lyrics appearing underneath the graphic, almost like sub-titles, which are both in English and Chinese.
We know from her talent show experiences that she can belt out a rock track, like no other – her rendition of Prince’s “Purple Rain” on The X Factor has gone down in history as one unforgettable performance – and yet it’s taken her some time to release a full-on rock-inspired track, but gosh has it been worth the wait. Her vocals are insane as she controls them through the opening verse before she dives deep for the chorus, but it’s the bridge towards the end of the song – which is repeated lines from the chorus – that truly allows Ruth Lorenzo to belt out with grit and emotion. It’s one mighty powerful song that gets stuck in our heads as soon as we hear it, and we’re sure it’ll happen to you too. Lyrically the song is about loving someone who is, perhaps, on a downward spiral or isn’t the best person for her and yet she doesn’t care as she’s madly in love with this person and she’d go anywhere with them, including the underworld if that’s the case.
“Underworld” is available to download and stream right now, via Raspberry Records. We expect a music video is on its way and we believe this is her first single from her upcoming third album – which we cannot wait for.