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'All the worst days bring the best songs': Ruby Waters takes us down the 'Rabbit Hole' of her writing process

Watch the rapidly rising singer-songwriter play 2 songs and chat with Saroja Coelho on CBC Music's The Intro.

Watch the rapidly rising singer-songwriter play 2 songs and chat with Saroja Coelho on CBC Music's The Intro

Ruby Waters’ confidence and honesty has her poised for stardom. 17:11

Ruby Waters has been blowing up since her first song, "Sweet Sublime," went viral on Reddit two years ago. With her streaming numbers now in the millions, the Métis musician raised in Shelburne, Ont., is gearing up to release her second EP, If it Comes Down to It, on Oct. 16. 

Waters was born to perform, first singing a duet of "Ave Maria" with her mom at a summer fair when Waters was just four years old. She learned a lot from her musical parents, who had a country band together and toured Canada while raising their family.

While her music is difficult to slot within genre boxes, Waters' influences range from Led Zeppelin to Rihanna, and you can hear that range in her bold, husky vocal delivery. Since releasing her debut single, Waters has gone on to share stages with City and Colour, Serena Ryder and Classified throughout North America. 

In this episode of CBC Music's The Intro, Waters performs her songs "Rabbit Hole" and "On the Rocks," and chats with CBC Music Mornings host Saroja Coelho. Watch it above.

CBC Music's The Intro is a new feature where CBC Music brings essential emerging Canadian talent to the world. Episodes of CBC Music's The Intro will be released weekly on CBC Gem, CBC Music's YouTube channel and here on cbc.ca/music.

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