As a big fan of Ruby Boots’s 2015 debut album, Solitude, I was very pleased to see news of her new single, ‘It’s So Cruel’, from her forthcoming long player Don’t Talk About It (to be released in February).

The new song is more rock than country – just to manage the expectations of those who like their country country – but it is very much Boots, with all the vim and vigour of the songs of Solitude. Along with the other songs on the new album, it was written and recorded in Nashville, made possible when Boots received the 2016 Australia Council Songwriting Award Nashville Residency.

Watch the video for ‘It’s So Cruel’ on YouTube.