The budding queer alt-pop artist, a kid named rufus shared their newest track “stuck in san antonio” today. The new song is the latest teaser from their upcoming full length album whatever works out July 14th via Nettwerk Music Group. Along with the song, a kid named rufus has also shared a new visual. It nods to the style of a Wes Anderson film with stark coloring, impressive green screen work and whip-smart camera cuts. The mesmerizing and surreal experience captures the feeling of the song perfectly. It was directed by Chase Denton (Boyish, Annie DiRusso) and you can watch it below!
Speaking on his new track, a kid named rufus shares: “I flew from New York to San Antonio to visit my girlfriend (the same one from my previous single, ‘the cute girl from brewster hall’) and it went down horribly. She was driving crossed, swerving on the interstate, and doing all sorts of nonsense. I was so scared and flabbergasted, I broke up with her the next day. I wrote the song the day after as a response to everything that happened in San Antonio.”
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On the upcoming album he shares: “whatever works” is an album about my first year in the United States. I started writing the album the summer after freshman year, and I wanted to talk about how much life has changed and how much I still had left to navigate coming from straight out of high school, from a different country, during the peak of a global pandemic. I wrote songs about being broke, dealing with my anxiety, falling in and out of love, coming out as queer, fearing the world, and everything you’d think a teenager on their own for the first time would write about. Making this album was the scariest, yet most fulfilling process I’ve ever gone through, and I’m so proud of the work I’ve created. I can’t wait for people to hear it.”
Fans can pre-order his new album here!