NYC-based alt-rock singer/songwriter Talullah Ruff premieres the title track off of her forthcoming EP, “What is Honest.”
Ruff says of the song, “I wrote ‘What Is Honest’ during my freshman year of high school, when, for certain periods of time, the only things I felt close to and could believe in were dead musicians and their music. I thought I had a lot of life’s answers because I was coming to realizations about the institutions I was taught I could rely on (school, ‘friends’, religion, family, and so on). I was constantly explosively angry because nothing felt stable and everything felt like it was full of hot air. It was a song about crying out for people to understand me and for them to take deeper looks into themselves; I took myself very seriously, but over time some lyrics have taken on double meanings to poke fun at myself… The lyrics are broad and specific at the same time, because they encompass everything I was questioning and pointing a finger at during that period of my life, except I’m now pointing a finger at myself, as well. It’s important to have the capacity to internalize the many facets of what makes up a person, to understand that there can be the capacity for more growth and learning. I think a lot of problems are caused by people not being honest with themselves.”
Talullah Ruff’s EP, What Is Honest, is slated to drop in August 2017.
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