In their most recent review of singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Xenia Rubinos, Pitchfork called the genre blending Brooklynite “a unique presence with a sharp ability to make pressing issues about identity and society into funky, exhilarating music.”
Now Rubinos is flexing her studio muscles in a brand new collaborative track. Spurred by an invitation from Tune-yards’ Merrill Garbus to collaborate with other female artists for Garbus’ Red Bull radio show C.L.A.W, a monthly guide to new music by female-identifying artists.
“Levitating” is the first work from the almost unfairly gifted trio of Xenia Rubinos, Olga Bell and Sammus. Over a sultry Olga Bell instrumental, MC Sammus reflects on the privileges and responsibilities that come with being part of a progressive movement before the beat switches up mid-track and Xenia responds bilingually with her own rhyme. The joy is palpable.
Check out “Levitating" featuring Xenia Rubinos, Olga Bell and Sammus here.
And catch Xenia Rubinos live this Spring supporting Tune-Yards on tour!
“Once Xenia Rubinos begins to sing, nothing else matters” - DIY
1/27 New York, NY Ecstatic Music Fest
3/6 Toronto, ON Danforth Music Hall*
3/7 Montreal, QC Corona Theatre*
3/8 Boston, MA Royale*
3/9 New York, NY Brooklyn Steel*