'Blue Angel,' by Ruby Rose Fox.


Boston-area favorite Ruby Rose Fox has been on a heck of a streak recently, culminating with the news that she and her eight-piece band will be heading out on tour with Martha Davis and the Motels. And now, Fox has out two new singles -- "Good Friday'' and "Blue Angel'' -- that continue her exploration into a soulful, Wall-of-Sound bluesiness.

But as the former song was actually posted online on Good Friday, garnering a lot of attention, I want to take a second to consider the latter, because while both songs are excellent and play with the themes of loneliness, desperation and salvation from a variety of angles, "Blue Angel'' is definitely the one you want to kick up to 11 and dance your cares away to when you're alone in your kitchen. As one does.

Fox immediately presents the listener a detailed and dispiriting portrait of lonely hearts cruising bars, looking to make a connection: "I've got a crazy woman,'' she sings, pivoting into full-voiced gospel-infused vocals, "for every one of your crazy men.''

From Motown to Prince, there's a school of songwriting where it's not entirely clear to the...

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