Ruby Gill - Your Mum
posted 03 Nov 2018 by Krister Axel
Sometimes, the only deal you can make is with yourself.

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I’m hearing a cross between Trixie Whitley and Laura Marling. It’s so seldom anyone can carry a song with just guitar and a vocal, and with such an easy command of her singing range, the throaty moments burn with a sort of birdsong: it’s the earthy coo of a young poetess, singing herself back from the edge.

The universal theme of making a sacrifice for someone you love, coupled with a healthy dose of defensive rage, creates a deep bed of pathos, and eventually, salvation. Sometimes, the only deal you can make is with yourself.

“Where were you
when I was on my knees
crying for a family
where were you
when I was breaking at the seams”— Ruby Gill

Ruby Gill is a singer-songwriter from Melbourne, Australia. This song is featured on our Roots Collection playlist.

About the Author


Krister Bjornson Axel

Ogdensburg, New York

Paris, France. Madison, Wisconsin. Los Angeles. Ashland, Oregon. Ottawa. I write music, I write about music, and I write code. See also: photography, prose, podcasting. I have 1 gorgeous wife, 2 amazing kids, and many interests.

Recent Awards: 2020 ND (Photo) Honorable Mention, 2020 Accenti Writing Contest Finalist