Born into the hardship of post-Communist Eastern Europe, Ruth Koleva quickly developed into a rounded artist. There were multiple excursions into local scenes, a stint at the Hollywood Pop Academy… Then came her debut album. RUTH scooped the top prize at the BG Radio Awards in 2014. Hit-making producer Mark Ronson (Amy Winehouse, Lady Gaga) called it “amazing”. Now she is promoting her second studio album, Confidence. Truth. Although rooted in soul and influenced by jazz like its predecessor, this is Koleva as you’ve never heard her before. The sound is big, highly evocative and always moving. You feel it mirrors the restless spirit and growth of the artist herself as she flirts with the past, confronts her demons and finds joy in rediscovering herself.