The Ruins ‘The Ruins’ Review
4.0 Overall Score


(Dream Records)

For Fans Of:

Walk the Moon, Johnnyswim

We Like:

“Who We Are”

The Ruins ‘The Ruins’ Review

The Ruins
The Ruins
(Dream Records)

Atlanta based Debra Black and Victor Gonzalez have joined forces to create The Ruins, and the result is an eponymous EP full of pop treasures. Black and Gonzalez have different styles, and the strength of this duo lies in those differences. Black’s powerful vocals and Gonzalez’s pop sensibilities mesh perfectly, especially on “Who We Are,” a powerful song about finding our identity in who Christ is. “Deliverance,” the first radio single, is a striking pop anthem with a chorus that you’ll want to belt out at the top of your lungs.

The Ruins have fused R&B, pop, and hip-hop to create something fresh and memorable. At only six songs, the EP feels a bit light, but the potential for The Ruins is enormous. Here’s hoping that we get more soon from this up and coming duo.

–John Barber

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John Barber

John Barber has been listening to CCM music since the mid ‘80s, and he’s passionate about the good stuff. He interviews and reviews have been published at, PledgeMusic, The Rabbit Room, and others. He’s been a featured presenter at Hutchmoot, a Nashville-based conference, speaking about U2’s The Joshua Tree. Mostly, John can be found with earbuds in, listening to everything from Steve Taylor to Andrew Peterson.

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