"She has the truly charismatic voice of someone who's always smiling, but pushes it into weird, sour notes: It spirals alongside her mood, but also acts as the life-giving breath she can't quite seem to catch." - Pitchfork "Lonely Lover" Track Premiere
Xenia Rubinos is a New York based singer and pianist who dips in and out of genre and structure to create movingly powerful songs with her O.G. signature sound. Xenia’s powerhouse vocals are at the center of her music which grows from a wide range of influences from R&B to Hip-Hop to Jazz, all delivered with a soulful punk aura. The New Yorker described her work as “rhythmically fierce, vocally generous music that slips through the net of any known genre”.
Music has been Xenia’s life for all of her life. She began playing piano at the the age of 4, and picked up singing shortly after. She earned a scholarship to the prestigious Berklee School of Music in Boston, where she studied Voice and Composition. It was there that she met her musical partner, drummer and producer Marco Buccelli, who would go on to be her main musical collaborator for the next decade and the two are still together today.
"Rubinos serves up a Michelin-star meal: The Brooklyn artist truly crosses borders with her multi-genre-hyphenate instrumental textures beneath Billie Holiday-esque croons." - SPIN
RIYL: tUnE-yArDs, St. Vincent, M.I.A., Santigold, Son Lux
DIRTY: #6, 12
TRY: #8, 4, 5
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