When The 405 spoke with Welsh multi-instrumentalist Georgia Ruth three years ago, around the time of her formal debut album Week Of Pines, writer Larry Day confidently tabbed her as "the Welsh folk chanteuse," claiming comparisons to a more down-to-Earth Florence Welsh along the way. Now, three years after the album's release (which also won the 2013 Welsh Music Prize), Ruth marks her triumphant and long-awaited return with the forthcoming Fossil Scale.

Set for release October 7th on Navigator Records, Fossil Scale features the lead single 'The Doldrums', which finds Ruth standing apart from minimal folk-isms and cruising through a sea of multi-instrumentation. The harp, which was her principle tool on her first album, sits by the wayside in favor of a more expansive sound.

On the song, Ruth notes; "The Doldrums was one of the first songs I wrote for the album. I'd just moved to Caernarfon, and had become totally transfixed by the view out over the Menai Straits. It was absolutely beautiful. But there was something that felt ominous, something to do with the stillness of the water. And this sort of chimed with how I'd been feeling; the sometimes disconcerting stillness of being happy! According to people who sail, the doldrums are a sea-state of mild inactivity, stagnation. It's caused by low pressure and heating at the equator. My dad was in the merchant navy as a young man, and he confirmed that the looming threat of those parts of the Pacific sea are really unnerving. Coleridge has this amazing description of them in the Rhyme of the Ancient Mariner: 'Day after day, day after day, we stuck, nor breath nor motion; as idle as a painted ship upon a painted ocean.'"

Fossil Scale officially arrives October 7th and can be pre-ordered via Amazon, iTunes, and Proper Music.