Monday 8 August 2011
Bitter Ruin - Trust
Classically trained Brighton based duo Bitter Ruin formed in 2007, and since then have been winning over crowds and gaining new fans (whom they dub 'The Ruined') at an explosive rate, all without the support of a record label. They are gearing up for a re-release of their single "Trust" on October 3rd, and what a powerful song that is.
"Trust" is a brutal slice of powerful, theatrical pop, with co-vocalists Georgia Train and Ben Richards bouncing lyrics off each other like long-time sparring partners. The two of them spend their verses giving their own account of events that have occured, before their concurrent melodies slide effortlessly off each other in the massive chorus. "Trust" plays out like a song from a long-lost Steven Sondheim musical, and is all the better for it. Never before has pop been so dramatic.
You can check out the video below, which compliments the message of the song incredibly well.