Ruth B. shares Paper Airplanes music video

Ruth B just released a new music video for “Paper Airplanes”, a song she performed for the soundtrack of The blues of a jazzman. The film, Tyler Perry’s the newest project for Netflix, was released on the streaming platform on September 23, 2022.

“Paper Airplanes” was written by Ruth B. and Terence Blanchard. The song tells the story of a love defined by its division, themes that fit well with the film. Ruth B. performs the song in the video, singing into a 1940s-style microphone, wearing her hair and makeup in an equally vintage style. Between shots of Ruth B. performing, clips from the film, set in 1947, are shown, giving us a glimpse of the love story at the center of the film.


The blues of a jazzman is a narrative-framed film, set in both the 1940s and 1980s. The film tells the doomed love story of Bayou, a black jazz musician, and Leanne, a woman forced to pretending to be white in order to live a comfortable life. Although the two are separated by Southern racism, their love continues, much like the love depicted in Ruth B’s “Paper Airplanes.” However, Bayou and Leanne’s love story does not end well. , as the film largely focuses on solving Bayou’s death by lynching, a horrific hate crime that will reverberate through the decades.

Ruth B. in Paper Airplanes for A Jazzman's blues


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The blues of a jazzman was written, directed and produced by Oscar winner Tyler Perry. Joshua Boone and Solea Pfeiffer star in the film as two star-crossed lovers. Their romance is at the center of Ruth B.’s emotional and plaintive love song. Amirah Vann, austin scott, Milauna Jemai jackson, Brent Antonello, Brad Benoit, Kario Marcel, Lana Youngand Ryan Eggold.

Ruth B.’s “Paper Airplanes” music video was produced by Perry. The video was produced by Tim Palenwith Brett Pawlak serving as director of photography. In addition to Ruth B.’s original new song, the film’s soundtrack also included tracks arranged and produced by Terence Blanchardwho has won multiple Grammys.

The blues of a jazzman originally premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 11, 2022. The film premiered on Netflix on September 23, 2022. You can now stream the film on Netflix and you can watch the music video for “Paper Airplanes” below. below.

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