Boston based artist Ruby Rose Fox has just premiered her new single “American Daddy” over on PopMatters. The single is featured on Ruby’s forthcoming album Salt which drops on June 22nd. “A former theatre actress, Fox frequently approaches her vocal performances as though they’re dramatic scenes,” remarks PopMatters, “as evidenced by the powerhouse heft heard on “American Daddy.””
Forever mixing art with spot-on social commentary, Fox says “the song came from watching the political nightmare unfold in 2017 and struggling with my relationship to patriarchy and its constant disappointments. That said, I think the song is about continuing a hopeful climb.” Fans can listen to the track here.
On June 22nd, Ruby Rose Fox will release her sophomore album Salt, a subversive and utterly cinematic piece of experimental pop that features dense soundscapes built to accompany Fox’s wall-shattering vocals. The sonically rich record is enhanced via ASMR microphones that were used during the recording—the same binaural recording microphones Ruby discovered on YouTube—resulting in an ASMR sensitive body of emotional, political, and personal songs. “This new political landscape feels surreal, digital, and impersonal,” says Ruby. “I wanted it to feel like it was shaking inside your body. That it is personal and real. I think if we if felt more in our actual bodies we would be better citizens and probably better lovers.”
To celebrate the release of Salt, Fox will be performing a multi-media one-woman musical based on the new record at OBERON in Boston on June 22nd. Tickets for the performance can still be found here.
Salt is the follow-up to Ruby Rose Fox’s debut album Domestic which hit number 8 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart. In 2017, Ruby was awarded two consecutive grants from The Boston Foundation, and also started “Gifted,” a program that offers children voice lessons who could not otherwise afford them.