Xenia Rubinos Shares New Single ‘Don’t Put Me in Red’

    Xenia Rubinos has shared ‘Don’t Put Me in Red’, the latest preview of her forthcoming record Una Rosa. Check out its accompanying visual below.

    According to a press release, the new song was inspired by an experience Rubinos would have on tour, where lightning engineers would throw on a red light and leave it “like it was their default red latina lighting.” She recalls telling one engineer, “Look, I don’t know anything about stage lighting so do whatever you want but please just please don’t put me in red. It became my request at whatever venue or festival we were at, it was a pilgrimage I would make every night after soundcheck to find the lighting engineer and ask them to please not put me in red. It became this ritual of protecting my space onstage at least the little bit I could.”

    Talking about the visual, Rubinos added: “As we produced the track I started to imagine a gigantic thunderstorm slowly rolling over the ocean and unfolding right before my eyes. I knew I wanted to make a visualizer to embody this feeling of something dark and stormy washing over me, something with heavy explosive feelings like thunder and heavy rain.”

    Una Rosa is out October 15 via -Anti. So far, Rubinos has previewed it with the tracks ‘Sacude’, ‘Who Shot Ya?’, ‘Did My Best’, and ‘Cógelo Suave’.

    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis is a writer, journalist, and music editor at Our Culture. His work has also appeared in Pitchfork, GIGsoup, and other publications. He currently lives in Athens, Greece.

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