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Ripsy May – “Black Wine” video

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I stumbled upon this Ripsy May song when I was listening to music on JONESSoundcloud page, as it was one of the recommended songs. She caught my attention with her “da-da-da-da“‘s vocals posing as a catchy beat, but what captivated me the most was when I heard the Los Angeles-based singer’s cool, jazzy vocals drag out along the ambient Vud-produced electronic beat led by mellow drums, haunting vocal arrangements, and a sweeping breeze. So hypnotic and lovely, especially with such strong, thought-provoking lyrics that are rooted in media manipulation and racial divide.

There’s a music video to go with it, too. Directed by the same individual credited for the photo, Tigran Tovmasyan, as well as Ramos Valencia, we see several people in portrait view, with their faces being forcefully handled by other people’s hands–tugged, squished, stroked, and even smeared with globs of colorful paint. Stream the song, watch the video, and keep your eyes on this woman.

Written By: Tiffany B.

Music and arts journalist, music curator, and co-boss babe of CrayonBeats since 2008! I've published 3,000+ posts consisting of new music, reviews, and interviews. I also do half of everything of CrayonBeats Magazine, so get familiar with our issues! Aside from being a music aficionado, I'm also a freelance artist/illustrator, a creative soul, a natural born lover, a comic book reader, an optimist, and a bit of a weirdo. I hate writing bios about myself, so see ya.