Christina Rubino has just release a new music video for “Godspeed & Guns”, the title track off her upcoming album. A magnificent video that weaves multiple layers of emotions into a complex, powerful storyline. At the heart of the video is Christina and her sister Dolores. The two are as tight as can be, like two peas in a pod. They hit the road in their classic ride (with the appropriate 3VILL license plate), and it’s not long until they find themselves on a violent path of self defense and retribution to a variety of abusers and rapists.
Though it initially feels like a high octane thrill ride with a nod to Thelma and Louise with a Robert Rodriguez smooth twist, it is eventually revealed that Christina’s existence is simply a lifelong figment of Dolores’s imagination, and Dolores has been the sole culprit to each and every one of her crimes. Like many songs on her album, “Godspeed and Guns” finds it’s inspiration in the effects of early childhood trauma and the sad, difficult ways that it can manifest itself later in life. Christina Rubino has managed to take this trauma and find a cathartic release of it all. To quote the seminal indie rock group Nada Surf, “Maybe this weight was a gift, like I had see what I could lift.”