You can hear Ruiz! from a mile away. There’s good reason for that, you’ll see him set up his multi-instrumental rig and have the time of his life performing on it. With popular songs like Love is Blind bringing him indie musician fame, all playlists love him for his delightful cocktails. He outdoes himself with his latest fun single, Stupid Old Git.
Though this is an insult I haven’t used before, the psychedelic tones will ensure that you pay attention to the instrumentals and not just the lyrics. I feel like the song has a culmination of many different textures Ruiz! puts together, with different tools, he might have not used before. You’ll hear the synth to be the most distinct, a sound bite of classic rock that he has utilised to his advantage on this song. What’s surprising is that you can hear the bass line pretty distinctly, understood because it is his primary instrument. It makes for some delightful transitions and styles, while still solidifying his position as a jack of all trades. The lyrics come as a punchline in the chorus, which is honestly what I was waiting for and expecting.
Ruiz! makes indie music look like the promised land. He’s making all this talent look way too easy. I would imagine this to go very well in Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998) for the kind of scene transitions Ritchie uses. You can listen to Ruiz’s song above and follow him for more music that tantalises your tastes!