a single about your mum
Following on from a sold-out national tour of her motherland South Africa, Melbourne-based artist Ruby Gill is about to unveil her new single ‘Your Mum’ – recorded by Harry Pettit, and co-produced by Billy Barker and the artist herself.
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."
Gill explains the story behind Your Mum:
"We fall in love with people who remind us a little bit of our parents. 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".
the wild honey pie: premiere
the big taste-maker honeyeaters in new york have found your mum in their inbox and they premiered it first!
have a look and listen here: https://www.thewildhoneypie.com/buzzing-daily/ruby-gill-your-mum
radio premiere: triple j (roots ‘n all)
the lovely nkechi anele premieres your mum on the airwaves 29th Oct at 10pm aussie melbourne time.
tune in here: https://www.abc.net.au/triplej/programs/roots-n-all/