There’s no shortage of female badassery in Christina Rubino‘s track “Godspeed and Guns” and the video kicks it into another level with cinematic allusions abound and shocking images — a row of heads preserved in jars serving as murder tokens comes to mind — playing into the already-existing narrative of the track. The song is rock’n’roll with an Amana Palmer style dash of punk and a heavy Spanish influence. The trumpet fanfare and expert guitar riff gives a unique flavour, one that leaves your mouth watering.
It’s difficult to get into too much detail about the video’s narrative (the first rule of fight club, after all) but what can be acknowledged is the aesthetically pleasing choices of on-the-road cinema and 50’s style gowns, of trumpet players playing into the night and a little girl with pink hair whispering consolations. Established director Frankie Nasso took the track into his hands and made it a pleasure to experience, but perhaps even better on second and third watch.
The video embraces the idea of the shadow-self, something Christina Rubino will further explore on her second album, which is set to be released on January 6th, 2017. Her first album as a solo artist was titled (A)live From the Scrap Heap and can be found on her Bandcamp page.