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Ruby Gill


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    Your Mum
Following on from a sold-out national tour of her motherland South Africa, Melbourne-based artist Ruby Gill has just unveiled her new single ‘Your Mum’.
It’s a deceptively rugged slice of melancholic indie-pop that delivers an emotional punch to the patriarchic gut. There is career-defining grit in Gill's disproportionately large vocals, and often overwhelming bravery in her honesty. "I know I don't cook like your mum," she repeats plainly atop an iconic husky electric guitar, coming to simple terms with the universal struggle of inadequacy.
Two parts empowered angst and one part subtle sarcasm, the pulsing single paints an immersive picture of relatable modern abandonment: "I'm sorry for crying so loud / I'm sorry for waking you in the early hours / I know you’re trying to get some rest / you’ve got work in the morning / got to look your best."
"We fall in love with people who remind us a little bit of our parents," she explains. "But then, in a burst of 2am Freudian clarity and angst, we realise that those are pretty stifling expectations. So this is about being not good enough. About trying to be yourself in someone else's kitchen. About admitting that you're not f*cking fine. And it's about your mum".


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