Lost Boy single launches young artist’s career

by Alyse Montgomery, Reporter

Canadian artist Ruth B. may only be 20 years old, but at such a young age the artist has drawn the attention of people of all ages with her single, “Lost Boy.”  From a young age, Ruth recognized her love for reading and writing stories, later contributing to her success in songwriting.  Music being a part of her future was a never a question.

Ruth says, “It’s funny but I always remember thinking, even when I was a little kid, that music was what I was called to do.”  

Ruth’s single, Lost Boy,” first caught attention, after she decided to post a clip of it on Vine.  By the end of the week, the clip had received over 80,000 likes.  Because of the positive comments posted on her Lost Boy” Vine, the artist completed the track and uploaded it to her YouTube account.  Within 12 hours, the video already had 100,000 views.  The piece eventually made its way into the top five on iTunes.

Ruth’s success is a combination of the artist’s stunning vocal command, as well as the message the song perceives.  The lyrics allow the listener to create a connection with the piece.  The song’s lyrics, although inspired by the motion picture and story of Peter Pan, is meant to symbolize a much bigger meaning.  

Ruth B says herself, “The song had a lot of potential to just be about Peter Pan, fairies and pixie dust, but I wanted people to be able to relate to it.”  

While the story of Peter Pan focuses on the young boy’s refusal to grow up, Ruth sees Pan’s message as something much more.  “I think in a sense we all have our own Peter Pans…for me, music is my Peter Pan.  It’s what I go to when I’m feeling lost or down, and I think people can relate to this.  It could be an actual person, a hobby, sport–anything that make you feel at home.”

The music video contains clips from the 2003 version of Peter Pan, starring Jeremy Sumpter and connects the motion picture to the piece through her lyrics.

I am a lost boy from Neverland

Usually hanging out with Peter Pan

And when we’re bored we play in the woods

Always on the run from Captain Hook

Run, run, lost boy,” they say to me,

Away from all of reality.

Overall, “Lost Boy” is a well thought out piece, captivating the hearts of today’s audience.  Whether you are a Peter Pan fan or not, Lost Boy is definitely worth the listen.  Ruth B’s single “Lost Boy”, as well as many more of her exceptional pieces can be found on Itunes.