High-voltage singer-songwriter Ruby Friedman’s new release “Ain’t Got Your Money,” out May 29, is a hard-hitting, tart commentary about living with debt collectors calling from strange area codes amid an economic crisis that will ring true to anyone who lives with dodging unknown numbers from other cities.
Written and co-produced by Los Angeles-bred, Portland-based Friedman with Nicholas Allan Johns and featuring Fernando Perdomo (guitar), and background vocalist Cyndi Trussel.
“Ain’t Got Your Money” garnered immediate airplay on Friedman’s old home turf: It was featured on L.A. NPR station KCSN DJ Gary Calamar’s “Open Road”; was named the “Fresh Squeezed Track of the Day” by Nic Harcourt; and was spun by “Buzzbands L.A.” host Kevin Bronson (who also featured the song on his Buzzbands web site, in a feature by Roy Jurgens) The song has also captured spins on WSUM and WVMO in Madison WI, KXFM, WHIV New Orleans and more at the time of this writing.
The fresh track follows up Friedman’s 2019 releases. Originally written for Wynonna Judd, “Teardrop Trailer,” the first single from the forthcoming EP Late Afternoon Highs was produced by Mitchell Froom (Paul McCartney, Randy Newman, Elvis Costello, Sheryll Crow).
The vocalist/songwriter/producer has been heard on countless video games, tv shows, commercials, and movie trailers including Sons Of Anarchy, Godless, Justified, Fox Sports Phenoms, Bloodborne, Transparent and many more.