Next Big Thing
An R&B hit that makes all fans feel like icons.
Ru:, also known as Taniya Cockburn, was born and raised in Virginia. She has always known a life filled with music, and years of playing guitar helped her conquer her craft. All of Ru:’s work is available on Spotify, YouTube, and Apple Music. She dropped her debut single, “Want U Gone,” in 2021. In 2022, she proceeded to release “Where Did My Light Go?” Now, Ru: is back with her latest single, “Next Big Thing.” This song also has an accompanying music video.
“Next Big Thing” is an insatiable, addicting dose of R&B. With Ru:’s soft vocals, she makes people reminisce about Aaliyah or Sade. The influences of H.E.R. and Kehlani are also prominent in this hit. This song possesses a chill, rhythmic melody that emphasizes contemporary R&B and taps into the raw energy of soul. At the same time, it dares to show off with its striking guitar riffs. Ru:’s signature sound makes her stand out among her peers and ushers in a new era of funk and alternative R&B. “Next Big Thing” paints the image of a rising artist quickly becoming that girl everyone envies and worships. She’ll stomp over anyone who gets in her way of growing fame, and she encourages others to do the same. So, stream Ru:’s “Next Big Thing” to learn who the next big thing really is… You!
Mya Whyte is a multimedia journalist. She is an entertainment writer and hopes she goes into entertainment news in the future.