GRAMMY-nominated singer-songwriter Ruthie Foster has released her highly-anticipated ninth studio album Healing Time via Blue Corn Music. The multiple Blues Music Award winner has also shared the official video for “Don’t Want To Give Up On You,” an irresistible slice of vintage R&B and soul. On Healing Time, Foster offers a much-needed musical balm for the times we live in and a dedicated love letter to her fans.

Listen to Healing Time

On Healing Time, Foster enlisted previous collaborators like Gary Nicholson (Buddy Guy, Taj Mahal) and Grace Pettis to pitch in as well as every member of her band. Sonically, her band also played a large role in recreating the timeless sound that she was drawn to after spending time with her vinyl collection as showcased on highlights like the effervescent “Soul Searching” and the gospel-influenced “Feels Like Freedom”. Collaborating with powerhouse producers Mark Howard (Willie Nelson, Lucinda Williams) and Dan Barrett, who also worked on Foster’s Joy Comes Back, these new songs coalesced at Adrian Quesada’s (Black Pumas) famed Electric Deluxe studio in Austin, Texas. Along with several members of the Black Pumas, Barrett brought in a collection of Austin’s finest backing musicians like Glenn Fukunaga (The Chicks, Shawn Colvin).

Healing Time is filled to the brim with the type of love, wisdom and life experience that only a veteran artist like Foster can serve up effortlessly, hitting home every time with her resonant signature voice. It’s safe to say that everyone has been in need of some healing during recent times, and her latest provides a guide for how to move through the world with equal parts compassion and resolve.

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Healing Time Tracklist:

1) Soul Searching

2) Lie Your Way to the Truth

3) What Kind of Fool

4) I Was Called

5) Paradise

6) Don’t Want to Give Up on You

7) Healing Time

8) For You

9) Love Is the Answer

10) Finish Line

11) Feels Like Freedom

12) 4 AM

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