Coffeehouse singer Christina Rubino will be releasing her second album, Godspeed and Guns, in January of 2017. With her acid, rockabilly tinge on folk music, and acerbic lyrical wit, Rubino caught the attention of director Frankie Nasso with Nova Entertainment Group, and the two collaborated to create the shocking yet kitschy video for the album’s title track.
Nasso played up Rubino’s rockabilly style in the video for “Godspeed and Guns”, bringing the haunting lyrics of the track to life with a mini-movie which seems like a bit of a cross between Thelma and Louise and Natural Born Killers. Since the song already has quite a feminist tinge to it, discussing toxic and abusive relationships, Nasso decided to make the imagery even more extreme. With Rubino and her pal (lover?) on a road trip apparently to kill as many criminally yucky men, Nasso juxtaposes the gore against a stereotypical housewife scenario as Rubino dusts off the neatly arranged jars containing her victims’ heads. Another iconic 90s movie, Serial Mom, comes to mind with this scene. The end of the video is a big twist, and a great commentary on what can happen to women after years of abuse and maltreatment.
With the addition of Nasso’s funny yet poignant imagery to Rubino’s already charged lyrics, “Godspeed and Guns” has taken Rubino out of the coffeehouse scene and into a much more stark, rockabilly world. Here’s hoping she continues on that path, as it suits her well. The video for “Godspeed and Guns” appears below, and Rubino’s other videos can be seen on her Youtube channel.
Written by Layla Marino
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