Ruth B. Releases New Single From Upcoming Tyler Perry Film
August 23, 2022
Milan Records today releases “PAPER AIRPLANES,” a new original song from singer-songwriter RUTH B. as featured in the upcoming Netflix original film A JAZZMAN’S BLUES written, directed and produced by TYLER PERRY. Available everywhere now and featured in the film’s newly-released trailer, the romantic ballad features the Ethiopian-Canadian singer’s velveteen vocals above a rousing chorus of strings and piano composed by Ruth B. and multi-GRAMMY Award®-winning musician TERENCE BLANCHARD. A story of star-crossed lovers in the deep South, A Jazzman’s Blues will debut on Netflix Friday, September 23.
Of the track, RUTH B. says, “After having initial discussions and going over the script with Tyler Perry’s team, I knew what Bayou’s and Leanne’s song needed to be – a song of longing and deep, timeless love, a once-in-a-lifetime love. I am endlessly thankful to Tyler Perry for trusting me with this song and giving me the opportunity to write my first original song for a major motion picture. A Jazzman’s Blues is an absolutely beautiful and classic story filled with depth and truth, and I’m so excited for the world to see.”
“I was overjoyed to work with Ruth B. who wrote and performed our song ‘Paper Airplanes,’” adds director TYLER PERRY. “This was a song we wanted to be an instant classic that would sound at home in 1947 as well as today. A great song is an extension of dialogue and ‘Paper Airplanes’ is exactly that. It speaks of heartbreak and the longing of love that spans distance, time, and tragedy. Ruth B. brought all of that to this magnificent song.”
ABOUT A JAZZMAN’S BLUES
A sweeping tale of forbidden love, A Jazzman’s Blues unspools forty years of secrets and lies soundtracked by juke joint blues in the deep South. Written, directed and produced by Academy Award honoree Tyler Perry, the film stars Joshua Boone and Solea Pfeiffer as star-crossed lovers Bayou and Leanne alongside an ensemble cast that includes Amirah Vann, Austin Scott, Milauna Jemai Jackson, Brent Antonello, Brad Benedict, Kario Marcel, Lana Young and Ryan Eggold. The film features an original song performed by Ruth B., songs arranged and produced by multi-Grammy winner & two-time Academy Award nominee Terence Blanchard, music by Aaron Zigman, music supervision by Joel C. High and choreography by Debbie Allen.