Rainy Life, the debut cd from Blue Ruby is a victorious celebration of classic rock with vibrant eloquence masterfully strung by Peter Jong Chang as Producer. This album draws you in with songs ranging from the haunting “Angels” track; which spins a spell with exact lyrics and melodic storytelling. The old soul of Angels captivates the gypsy spirit and delivers a bonding experience with vocals, music and a story that dances with prophecy. On the conscious raising “Say There’s More”, Blue Ruby profiles an intended message of desire to push our social awareness and deeds further. Reminding us of the worlds state of affairs; from global war to the local less fortunate. Her longing choral cry of the title above rhythmic guitar transitions and waves takes us along with her – on a singing protest to demand more of each other and ourselves.
The title track, “Rainy Life” fills the imagination with hope like a ray of sunshine after a night of storms. Seemingly, a reflective look at a life lived with a dream always just out of reach, a love just distant enough to be missed and a passion that lets neither one of them die. Rainy Life wraps you in what if, like an empty room – waiting to be filled with a lovers smile remembered, a child’s laughter again or the bright piercing sun across a weathered floor, casting all fears and doubt into its corners.
The blend of August’s sultry tone and balanced vocal control with the smooth relaxed guitar of Peter Chong is again evidenced on “The Storm”. A swaying plea of finding self and direction, Blue lulls you into her lost ships journey across a troubled sea, drifting, wandering and singing a vow to be found and directed to peaceful shores of love and belonging.
The project finishes strong with “In The Mirror”. No question goes un-asked or un-answered in this inner-versed conversation with self. A realization that all burdens come with a price, sometimes paid too heavily and too late. Thankfully, Rainy Life wins all the challenges of teaching us a perspective that is shaped with care, insight, forgiveness and resounding love.