Wow this song is cool. It took me a second to figure out what was going on since I was expecting something with more of the country soul vibe from her previous single, which was dumb of me since even then I acknowledged that you can’t pigeonhole Ruby Boots because the single before that one sounded like T. Rex!
“Believe In Heaven” has more of a Shangri-Las/Ronettes thing going on. “Come on be my angel / Heaven’s not that far.” And once it kicks in it turns into some kind of Brian Jonestown/Warlocks insanity complete with a fuzzed up guitar freakout at the end. It’s awesome. Wow!
“Don’t Talk About It” starts off as an easy, breezy country song about leaving things unsaid (“these constant reminders don’t do nobody no good”) but eventually builds up a wall of sound (complete with orchestra chimes!) that might fit right in on Dusty in Memphis. Or maybe not. This is definitely more country than soul.
Still, you can’t really pigeonhole Ruby Boots since her previous single, “It’s So Cruel,” kinda sounds like T. Rex. She’s from Australia so who knows…everything’s upside down there.
The video, starring Shalane Connors as the daughter, shows what would happen if an uptight suburban family could cut loose and let their freak flag fly.
Her album release show will be held in Chicago at the Hideout — the best bar in Chicago, and quite possibly the world — on February 9.