Folks who only know local songstress Ruby Kendrick—a.k.a. Ruby the RabbitFoot—from her 2012 debut, No Weight No Chain, will no doubt be surprised by New as Dew, the songwriter’s upcoming Normaltown Records release, which displays a marked degree of maturity compared to its predecessor.
Back in January, we shared a taste of the new album in “Ways,” the record’s first single and video. Now, we’re happy to premiere “The Shelf,” the melodic, energetic second track from New as Dew. The song features a trenchant lyrical turn and a killer chorus that calls to mind the best of ’90s alt-pop, and serves as a prime example of Kendrick’s creative metamorphosis.
New as Dew is out Mar. 18. Read our cover story on Kendrick in this week’s Flagpole, and stay tuned to Homedrone for her exclusive SXSW tour blog.
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