Ruby Fields has returned with a stripped-back, soul-tearing track about growing up.
Currently travelling the country as support for Ball Park Music and San Cisco, the young musician is wise beyond her years and 'Dinosaurs' confirms this.
The standout aspect of 'Dinosaurs' is the lyrics. Fields is a master of crafting simple, nuanced lyrics that hit incredibly close to home. Final line"so I'll just watch Jurassic Park for the fiftieth time avoiding plans I made with my own friends" is all too relatable, while"I’m scared of the fact I’ve been to more funerals in my life than weddings" is just plain devastating. She embodies the fears of being a young adult that the rest of us just can't seem to put into words.
A very low key guitar backing forms the perfect backdrop for Fields' voice to stand out, heavily laden with emotion. The surprise explosion of sound after the three-minute mark is fitting - it's reflective of all the emotion of 'Dinosaurs' finally being released. While it doesn't last long, the song is better for having it.
Fields has again proven why she shot to fame so quickly after uploading her tracks to Triple J Unearthed last year. Her tracks are well structured, and her lyrics will build you up just to break you back down.