Last week on Open Studio, the award-winning singer Ruby Rose Fox sat down with WGBH Arts Editor Jared Bowen to discuss musical influences, theater, and the importance of finding your voice. Fox also debuted two new songs on the show: "The Matador" and "The Age of the Internet Bully." 

A longtime resident of Massachusetts, Fox wasn't always set on becoming a musician. She graduated from Emerson College as an actress, but she found she preferred the creative control and emotional response she achieved as a musician. According to Fox, it took years for her to become comfortable with her natural singing voice, which is low, soulful, and deeply personal. 

"I sang a lot higher when I was younger, because I think I had an idea of what a female should sound like," said Fox. "And that was just very subconscious, I never knew I was doing it. But it took me a long time to just accept the timbre of my voice, and that when I let it vibrate in a deeper, richer way, that that was actually my true voice."

Fox won “Best Pop Artist” and “Best Female Vocalist” at the 2015 Boston Music Awards. She has also won two New England Music Awards -- “Best Female Performer” in 2016, and "Album of the Year" in 2017 for her album Domestic.

Fox will perform at 3S Art Space in Portsmouth, New Hampshire on October 7.