Xenia Rubinos has announced the highly-anticipated release of her third album, Una Rosa (ANTI-), set to drop on October 15. The announcement comes alongside the brand new single ‘Working All The Time.’ The album follows up Xenia’s 2016 album, Black Terry Cat, which re-wired the ears of many as well as topping many end-of-year favorites.
Since the release of that album, the New York artist has done anything but stop – between launching Xenia 2020, a series of vignettes featuring an alter ego that she called ‘the aunt of midday cinema, to a cover of The Clash’s ‘Should I Stay Or Should I Go,’ which was featured in the documentary ‘I’m Leaving Now (Ya Me Voy)’, to multiple stand-out collaborations, including one with Helado Negro, the single ‘I Fell In Love’. She’s also released her own new tracks, the first of which is the shimmering double single DIOSA/ BUGEISHA, and most recently to the first three singles of Una Rosa– ‘Who Shot Ya?’, ‘Did My Best’, and ‘Cógelo Suave’- today, she releases the fourth: ‘Working All The Time’.
Una Rosa, Xenia’s first full-length album in five years, was visually structured before all of the music was done- it’s a cinematic obra – an imagined night time space where you’re transported through the lives of various characters, all of whom are sonically painted in each track. ‘Who Shot Ya?’, for example, focuses around a rage-fueled grill-wearing woman and a caged little girl. ‘Did My Best’ revolved around a grieving party girl. And ‘Cógelo Suave’ focuses on a futurist jazz singer. The record is two-sided- the ‘RED’ A side, featuring tracks that are hot, aggressive, in-your-face fiery drama, and the ‘BLUE’ B side, which presents a more introspective yet expansive mood.