Interview - Ruby Dice
Ruby Dice, a Colorado native, relocated to Texas at 22 to pursue a music career. She played bass in various bands, developed as a songwriter, and gained respect for her abilities. She performed with artists like Brian Wilson and Dale Watson.
She focused on her musical career post-COVID-19, writing songs for her debut album, Not In Love, which explores love and heartbreak in a deeply personal album.
Ruby Dice returns with her brand new single 'Let's Get Married'. “‘Let's Get Married’ is about recklessly loving someone. It's a bittersweet song for me. I wrote it about someone that I didn't end up marrying,” she comments on the track.
We sat down with Ruby Dice to discuss her music and much more. Here's what she had to say:
Hey RUBY DICE, welcome to FLEX! How are you? Hi Flex! I’m doing great. Getting ready to release new music so I couldn’t be better! Congratulations on your new single ‘Let’s Get Married’ - what inspired this particular track? My partner and I were talking about getting married one day. This song is about just wanting to run away and get hitched.
And do you have to be in a certain mood to write? I try to write in every mood these days. It’s important to me to try to capture all the emotional states as I explore what it is to be a writer. How was the recording and writing process? The writing process for this particular song was pretty simple. So simple that I don’t really remember how the idea came. I think I was just sitting in the car recollecting on conversations I had and started singing this melody. I write a lot in the car. If I have a long drive I’ll have a song written and a rough idea recorded by the time I get home. Takes the stress out of traffic. The recording process was incredible. I used the Band of Heathens as a backing band (with the exception of me on bass and Calloway Ritch on guitar) Gordy Quist produced it. I think we got this one nailed down in two or three takes.
For viewers that don’t know RUBY DICE, how would you describe your sound? My sound is a blend of country, pop, funky soul, and a touch of disco tossed in for good luck. And what are some of those activities that you engage yourself in when you aren’t writing or recording in the studio? I love to be outdoors. Running, hiking, paddle boarding. I host musical dinner parties at my house. I’m also on the hunt for the worst movie ever made. Something so bad it’s wonderful. So a movie a week is on the list of hobbies lately.