Ruby the RabbitFoot - "Misery" (video) (Premiere)

by Brice Ezell

7 November 2014

You know a music video is gonna be good when it begins with the burning of Barbie dolls. That's but one of many reasons why Ruby the RabbitFoot's latest video, "Misery", is worth a watch.

In his 7 out of 10 PopMatters review for Ruby the RabbitFoot’s latest album, New as Dew, Eric Risch wrote, “New as Dew shows the growth of Ruby the RabbitFoot as an assured songwriter who is less reliant upon studio magic that dotted her folk-tinged debut, No Weight No Chain. Be it a stroke of good luck or artistic focus, Kendrick has chosen—and now earned—a worthy moniker.”

Ruby the RabbitFoot (Ruby Kendrick) is certainly no garden variety singer/songwriter. Her eclectic personality and style are evident in all of the music she writes, and, as you can see below, these come out quite vividly in her music videos. Below you can watch the off-kilter video for the New as Dew track “Misery”. Don’t let the title mislead you, though: you won’t feel miserable after this delightfully dark little concoction.
Rather enigmatically, Ruby says this about the music video for “Misery”: “One time, in the middle of the night, my friend came over to give me a pineapple. She said, ‘They didn’t have any flowers at the store.’ I was in a very devastated place, and she brought me back to life.”

New as Dew is out now through Normaltown.

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