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Boston's Ruby Rose Fox has always made pop music, but it's always been her own interesting version of pop. It's much darker and experimental than the mainstream would ever allow, which is probably what draws me into it. Her latest single is somehow her most and least mainstream offering so far. According to a Facebook post, she's "... been listening to a lot of bedroom pop, Nina Simone, and Andy Shauf," and "Your Old Ways" reflects that. It starts off slow in a jazzy way, getting you ready for a gorgeous torch song. And then these drums kick is, letting you know this song won't be what you expect. Then, the journey of "Your Old Ways" truly begins.
On the same Facebook post, Ruby Rose Fox explains the meaning of the song: "Heart break and a pandemic definitely led me to a single conclusion. There is no amount of pain I can't survive. The fire always returns. The cup always fills. And so, we continue, we reclaim our boldness and love again. Its amazing how much love the body can endure."