Ruby Gill seems able to blend the most caustic emotional truths with a blast of re-assuring humour.
First finding viral fame with 2018’s ‘Your Mum’, the songwriter’s grasp of light and shade is exquisite, with her gallows humour illuminating even the blackest of topics.
Debut album ‘I’m gonna die with this frown on my face’ is out now, an absorbing song cycle that gives this South Africa born, Melbourne based songwriter spaces to truly flex her muscles.
The record features previous singles ‘Champion Ruby’ and ‘Public Panic Attacks’, but the title track is perhaps the most absorbing of the entire collection, a place where Ruby Gill’s word play is at its most potent.
The gentle musical interplay moves from the tick-tock of the drum beat to the softly rolling strings, with Ruby’s half-spoken vocal intoning those funereal lyrics, before moving into self-effacing humour.
We’ve got first play of the video, and it features plenty of surreal, playful scenes, perfectly augmenting the lyric.
Tune in now.
Photo Credit: Al Parkinson