Boston based artist Ruby Rose Fox has just released an evocative and powerful video for the song “Freedom Fighter,” featured on her 2016 album Domestic. The video, which features Fox running through a warehouse to catch a bullet and save her child while men look on idly from the sidelines, acts as a striking visual metaphor for the horror of the current school shooting epidemic, and the government’s inability to enact change. The video is also an artful attack against the harshness of the male gaze and its current consequences in the world of entertainment.
“Before the #MeToo Movement erupted, expressing frustrations with trying to win the unbeatable game of winning approval from the male gaze would have pegged my work as exclusively “feminist,” says Ruby. “Quite refreshingly, I feel less isolated now and part of a bigger movement which is inciting very tangible social change. I’m excited, for our sophomore record Salt goes even deeper, and it includes this idea of intersectionality.”
The video, directed by Ben Phillippo, has its thematic and aesthetic roots in dystopian Sci-Fi shows like The Twilight Zone and more recently, Black Mirror.
“I grew up in Binghamton, NY and most of my early music education was funded by The Twilight Zone’s creator, Rod Serling, so I was thrilled about the Black Mirror aspect of Ben’s [director] idea,” says Ruby. “I wrote this song in the car coming home from a tour with Martha Davis and The Motels, little did I know two years later, I would be sprinting across a warehouse 500 times!”
“Freedom Fighter” was featured on Fox’s debut album, Domestic, which reached as high as Number 8 on the Billboard Heatseekers Chart upon its release in 2016. Now, Ruby Rose Fox is gearing up for the release of her sophomore effort Salt, which will be released this Spring.
Fox has also announced a few live shows in New England for March. Dates are as follows:
3/9/18 – Riverwalk, Nashua, NH
3/15/18 – Cotuit Center For The Arts, Cotuit, MA
Ruby Rose Fox, a vocal powerhouse of soul-driven, edgy indie-pop, whose voice threatens to knock down the walls of any room in which she performs is hard at work to make 2018 her strongest year of new releases and live performances. Ruby is an actress, director, writer, and has produced eight music videos in 3 years.
The Boston Herald describes Ruby Rose Fox’s music as “artsy, edgy rock ‘n’ roll that lets her be Lou Reed and Nico at the same time… [and seems] to come from another scene, another world.” Vanyaland called Domestic an “accelerated read into [Ruby’s] storytelling vision.”
Official Site: www.rubyrosefox.com