Born in Toronto, Mike Ruby moved to NY at 18 to pursue a career as a jazz musician, then signed to a subsidiary of Universal Music. After a breakup in college, he picked up a guitar and fell in love with writing songs. Then Mike began playing with synth-pop band St Lucia and while opening for Ellie Goulding realized he wanted to be a pop frontman. His first release in the summer of 2019 broke top 40 radio in Canada, and his original music now has over one million streams.
Mike’s newest single, “Unapologetic,” is an upbeat, pulsing electro-pop track featuring layered saxophone in the chorus. The visual mirrors the lyrics about “that badass that everyone knows – you either want to be them, or be with them.”
After creative speed dating with songwriters all over the world, countless red eye flights and over a thousand songs in his notebook, Mike Ruby is finally ready to share his debut EP ‘You wrote these songs’. “It’s exciting and scary at the same time” says Ruby. “Art is subjective. All you can do is share your experiences while being as honest as possible and hope it resonates with someone” He explains. Working with multiple producers including Chris Hartz (Childish Gambino) Nicky Paul (St. Lucia) and fellow Canadians Ryan Stewart (Carly Rae Jepson) and Joel Stouffer (Dragonette), this album has a song for everybody. ‘You wrote these songs’ expertly walks the line of fitting into the mainstream, with a unique musical twist and an honest voice that cuts through the noise.