Rising neo-soul sensation Ruth Koleva
Unveils poignant new video for ‘What You Say To A Girl’
Taken from new album ‘Confidence.Truth’ due 30th March 2018
The third single from the Bulgarian singer’s acclaimed new album Confidence. Truth gets a powerful, stark visual treatment.
Ruth Koleva unveils the video for her third single of her new and critically acclaimed new album ‘Confidence. Truth’, out March 2018. Directed by Sofia-based film and TV auteur Vito Bonev, the cinematic short story in What You Say To A Girl follows the troubled relationship of an abusive couple (Anastassiya Lyutova and Anastas Georgiev) at their worst behavior.
As a socially-engaged person in Bulgaria, Ruth Koleva has always tried to raise awareness for various wide-spread problems in the society and especially the obnoxious and still regarded as a norm unacceptable treatment and violence towards women in particular. Domestic violence hasn’t been on the current agenda in Bulgarian society for decades and has escalated to psychological monstrosities and financial dependence, thus What You Say To A Girl tries to raise awareness about this problem and work for female empowerment in the society as a whole.
I wanted to raise awareness about the issue through music and visual. I am extremely grateful that an access as legendary Bulgarian actress as Tsvetana Maneva agreed to take part in this. It’s a great honor. – Ruth Koleva
Vito Bonev and Ruth talk beautifully about the humility, the patience of women, and their inner strength. The director’s concept is based on domestic violence from a more psychological perspective, rather than violent. The story of the main protagonists revolves around the notion how you can get used to a life of wealth and unhappiness and eventually reach the point of break.
What You Say To A Girl is a short story about the vast darkness, that lies beneath the lucid surface of a relationship. It is about the choice of acceptance, that almost every woman is forced to make every day. It is about the moment when you should say enough is enough. – Vito Bonev
What You Say to a Girl is the third Confidence. Truth single to get a visual treatment after previous singles Oceans and Run were filmed and directed by Georgi Manov in 2016. Currently Ruth is working heavily on ideas for the next videos from her most recent album and planning the European and Asian dates for her upcoming tour, which will be announced in due time.
Confidence. Truth was recorded in Los Angeles’ Red Bull Studios in 2016 over a period of several weeks with established musicians Ron Avant (Anderson .Paak and The Free Nationals, Jhené Aiko), Jameel Bruuner (The Internet), Gene Coye (Flying Lotus), Georgi Linev (Kan Wakan) and Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra.
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