Ruth B.—25-year-old Canadian/Ethiopian singer and songwriter from Edmonton, Alberta—has recently released her new single and video for “Dirty Nikes.” Ruth began her journey with “Lost Boy,” which went viral over Vine and since has over 1.5 billion streams to date. “Dirty Nikes” was released through Downtown Records/The Orchard on August 28th, and signals a captivating shift in her musical style. The song explores the emotional act of letting go of an ex-love—even the minuscule reminders like dirty Nike shoes. Her new style leans towards R&B and soul music, which is something that Ruth has always loved.
I’m Shayla, and I was born in Saskatoon but moved to Halifax in 2013 for University, and since decided to stay here for a while. I recently received a Bachelor of Design, after studying photography for a year or two as well. I love everything about music and how it has the ability to bring so many people together from across the country and even the world. My passion for music is one of the reasons I moved East to pursue a photography and design career, as I would love to do graphic design and photography within the Canadian music industry.