Album Review: Ruby The Rabbitfoot – ‘Divorce Party’

Album Review: Ruby The Rabbitfoot – ‘Divorce Party’

Ruby The Rabbitfoot
Divorce Party
(Normaltown)

There’s plenty of songwriters penning personal albums, but not too many like this. An album birthed in the wake of romantic tragedy, Ruby’s forthright and poignant stories don’t pull any punches here, often revealing details about her ex that aren’t very flattering. Musically, it’s a brighter affair, with sunny synth-pop and hip-hop influenced beats culled from Ruby’s recent foray into pop music. While her melodies and vocal work are her best yet, it’s initially odd to listen to her sweet voice sing songs titled “I Hate You” while at other times making incestual references towards another. Reportedly written ‘to be a soundtrack for anyone going through a transition’, Divorce Party is just that, as well as a simple pop record that still retains a minor semblance of her folk/rootsy earlier work.

Purchase the album here.

4-stars

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