Ruby The RabbitFoot Invites Us To A Clubhouse Fit For A Pop Princess

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Premiering right here

Athens, Georgia-based artist Ruby the RabbitFoot is here to provide a bit of mysticism with the music video for “NicoLa La,” the latest single off of her forthcoming Divorce Party LP, which we're premiering right here. 
Directed by Hana Haley, the video starts with Ruby opening the door to a charming clubhouse, complete with a picnic and a talent show. She paints a canvas of the idealistic summer that so many of us have dreamt of in our girlhood. This carefree world proves to be finite, though, as Ruby sings of inviting a lover into her world, even if that means they are bound to hurt her.
"I wanted to play around with themes of girlishness and playfulness—two things that are  always present in a summer camp," said Haley. "All the camp scenes represent the real us—silly, rampant, explorative goofballs. The talent show scene, in a sense, represents how glamorous and fabulous we see ourselves in our own heads. We girls have many layers. "
The looped vocals and synths evoke the ecstatic feeling that comes with finding a new love, while the visuals illustrate the haven that is left behind as we become adults. 
Divorce Party is due out on August 12 via Normaltown Records. Watch the video below.
Loved it? Then catch Ruby the RabbitFoot on tour this summer.
August 11 – Nashville, TN @ The Basement
August 12 – Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
August 13 – Athens, GA @ Georgia Theatre (Athens Pop Fest) August 15 – Mobile, AL @ Merry Widow
August 16 – Hattiesburg, MS @ Thirsty Hippo
August 19 – Houston, TX @ Walter's Downtown
August 20 – Austin, TX @ Empire Control Room
August 27 – Louisville, KY @ Seven Sense Festival
Photo courtesy of Balenciaga / Photo via @McDonaldsSverige Instagram

I'm cackling

Last year, Balenciaga released bright red square-toed mules which bore a striking resemblance to McDonald's french fry cartons. Now, the chain has fired back at the designer, threatening to release its own version of the shoes.

McDonald's Sweden posted a photo to its Instagram of a person wearing actual McDonald's fry cartons as shoes, and honestly, if there weren't yellow M's printed onto them, I'd have a hard time distinguishing them from the Balenciagas from a distance. Though the post doesn't directly reference the Balenciaga shoes, one can only assume that's who they are trolling.

McDonald's version actually makes for some pretty fly slip-ons, if you ask me. Good thing the Swedish branch of Mickey D's seems to be considering releasing the shoes if the post receives enough attention. The caption of the Instagram post translates to, "If we get 103042 likes we release these for real," though it only has about 17,000 as of publish time. These would likely cost much less than the Balenciaga shoes, which cost $545.

Internet, do your thing. I want a pair.



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It marks her third duet with Nas

Here are some words that I never expected to read or hear again: There is a new song with Amy Winehouse. But here we are in 2019, and Salaam Remi has granted me a wish. On Valentine's Day, the Grammy-nominated producer and frequent Winehouse collaborator (also responsible for hits like Miguel's "Come Through & Chill") released "Find My Love" which features rapper Nas and that powerful and haunting voice that I have come to love and cherish so dearly.

Representatives for Remi said that the Winehouse vocals were from an old jam session the two had. Remi was a producer on both of Winehouse's albums, Frank and Back to Black. "Find My Love" marks the third time Winehouse and Nas have done duets under the direction of Remi. They were previously heard together on "Like Smoke," a single from her 2011 posthumous album Amy Winehouse Lioness: Hidden Treasures, and "Cherry Wine" from Nas' 2012 album Life Is Good. Winehouse died of alcohol poisoning on July 23, 2011, before they could complete production on her third album. My heart is still broken about it as she is by far my favorite artist.

"Find My Love" is set to appear on Remi's Do It for the Culture 2, a collection of songs curated by him. Check it out, below.