Ruba Shamshoum's music is an elegant fusion of poetry and ambient dream pop
Using songwriting as her remedy for healing a sense of self-worth, Ruba Shamshoum’s work speaks of mental health, love and loneliness. With each song, Ruba's Arabic lyrics offer listeners a heartfelt insight into the way music became her form of therapy. Gently moving between the dark and light, through jazz-inspired, ambient soundscapes.
Currently based in London, Ruba Shamshoum was born and raised in Nazareth, Palestine, before moving to Ireland to study jazz performance. Drawing on her strengths as a jazz singer, Ruba’s free-flowing vocal harmonies move across multilayered instrumental soundscapes. She embodies a raw yet refined style, purposefully celebrating her Arabic mother tongue while effortlessly shifting between genres. We sat down with Ruba to discuss her