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Ruthven Releases First Track in 2 Years “The Window”

Today – 29 November 2023 – South London singer, songwriter and producer, Ruthven releases, “The Window”, via Paul Institute / XL Recordings. His first release since 2021, the new single arrives shortly after Ruthven supported Sampha on his Fall 2023 North American Tour, which included 2 nights at Toronto’s Danforth Music Hall.

Ruthven first broke out in 2017 as one of Paul Institute’s founding artists after his unique future-funk-infused R&B reached brothers Jai Paul and A. K. Paul, who founded the label. By taking the DNA of timeless hits from the past and filtering them through a modern lens his music is neither retro by design nor disposable efforts to keep up with the times. Following the release of singles“123 Days”, “Don’t Keep It To Yourself”, “Have You Decided?” and “Hypothalamus/Evil”, Ruthven caught the attention of Pitchfork, Dazed, The Fader, and FACT, which he also performed a live session for. Across the last year, Ruthven has performed alongside Sampha, Rosetta, Blake Cascoe, and Elsas on the hotly anticipated Satellite Business Tour, including a performance on Later…With Jools Holland.