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Listen to Ruth B.’s gorgeous ‘Shadows’ from ‘Dear White People’ Season 2, Episode 4

Listen to Ruth B.’s gorgeous ‘Shadows‘ from Dear White People

Occasionally you watch a TV series or a Netflix web series, and are blown away by one of the songs they feature on the show.

For me this week, it was the Canadian singer songwriter Ruth B.’s new song ‘Shadows’  being played on the latest episode of the just-released brilliant second season of Dear White People on Netflix — Season 2, Episode 4, “Chapter IV”. Because it is a song that is so beautiful while, at the same time, utterly sad.

The track itself was played as Coco arrives at the doctor’s office for her abortion appointment, and added a whole level of poignancy and sadness to that scene that otherwise may not have been there.

Ruth B.’s ‘Shadows‘ is the latest release from the 22-year-old singer. A singer songwriter who got her break posting six-second Vine videos, had a large and growing following on Instagram, and was then signed by Columbia Records because of all of that.

And a singer with a gorgeously rich voice that feels like silk in its intimacy, and so really touches you.

The Canadian singer has been compared to New Zealand singer Lorde in the past but, with this song definitely has a bit of a Halsey sound as well.


Ruth B. released her debut album a year ago.

The album, Safe Haven, hit two charts — the US Heatseekers Albums on Billboard in the 13th position, and the number 17 spot on the Canadian Albums chart also on Billboard at number 17.

Listen to Ruth B.’s ‘Shadows‘ from Dear White People in the video below, and just luxuriate in how beautiful that smoky, silky rich voice really is.

Michelle Topham

Founder/CEO at Leo Sigh
I am a music journalist, a former radio DJ, a left-wing human rights advocate and the founder of Leo Sigh. I am also an avid video game player.
Michelle Topham