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.