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Ruthie Foster Announces New Album ‘Healing Time’ Shares Single

Ruthie Foster, Healing Time

Grammy Award-nominated singer-songwriter Ruthie Foster announces her ninth studio album Healing Time to be released on November 18 via Blue Corn Music. Foster also shares the bright, propulsive opening new single “Soul Searching,” from the forthcoming record.

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About “Soul Searching,” Ruthie shares, “Writing this one with Gary Nicholson took me back to what it might feel like to write a classic soul song about a relationship and if it should end permanently. We were looking for something that talks about being caught inside the shift and the realization that while it worked in the beginning, it’s now changed and you’re wondering if you’re both able or even willing to take that trip together or not.”

Foster’s upcoming record Healing Time finds her pushing her boundaries as a singer and songwriter more than ever before in her 25-year career. Creating a truly live-sounding atmosphere with the help of her band, they sound refreshingly loose and lived-in throughout this 12-song collection.

On Healing Time, Foster contributed more to the writing process than she had on her previous albums, refining her own songcraft in the process. She enlisted previous collaborators like Gary Nicholson (Buddy Guy, Taj Mahal) and Grace Pettis to pitch in as well as every member of her band. Sonically, her band also played a large role in recreating the timeless sound that she was drawn to after spending time with her vinyl collection.

Collaborating with powerhouse producers Mark Howard (Willie Nelson, Lucinda Williams) and Dan Barrett, who also worked on Foster’s Joy Comes Back, these new songs coalesced at Adrian Quesada’s (Black Pumas) famed Electric Deluxe studio in Austin, Texas. Along with several members of the Black Pumas, Barrett brought in a collection of Austin’s finest backing musicians like Glenn Fukunaga (The Chicks, Shawn Colvin).

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Ruthie Foster, Healing Time

The aptly titled Healing Time is not only a reference to the trials many have faced over the last several years but it’s also a musical balm for Foster’s listeners. “I hear fans tell me that the music we make is very spiritually healing,” Ruthie says. “The experience of dealing with my own grief after losing a band member a year before the pandemic while navigating around Zoom school with my daughter and trying to figure out what to do with myself was tough but necessary. When I look at it as a whole it was all very healing for me which is pretty much how I try to live my life. There’s always time for healing, if you give it time.”

It’s safe to say that everyone has been in need of some healing during recent times, and the veteran artist’s latest album provides a guide for how to move through the world with equal parts compassion and resolve.

Ruthie Foster is currently on tour through December – a full list of dates can be found Here.

Healing Time Tracklist:
1) Soul Searching
2) Lie Your Way to the Truth
3) What Kind of Fool
4) I Was Called
5) Paradise
6) Don’t Want to Give Up on You
7) Healing Time
8) For You
9) Love Is the Answer
10) Finish Line
11) Feels Like Freedom
12) 4 AM

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