On "Confiesa," Rubby shakes up masculine and feminine energies through the lens of Dominican culture, and the resulting music is a total jam that's perfect for any summer party. The 20-year-old artist repeatedly sings "Tengo tu ritmo conmigo" (or "I have your rhythm with me") and the line reads as both an invitation and an incantation. In the self-directed visual, Rubby serves a lot of different looks, effortlessly switching from work clothes into a tipico, a traditional Dominican dress.
"Personally this piece was my hardest to date since I’ve never written a song in Spanish," Rubby said in a statement to The FADER. "As a queer Dominican artist I wanted to add to the conversation of what Dominican artists can create and add to the conversation. I wanted to make a song that I wish I had listening to when I was younger. Most of the songs I listened to while growing up were about falling in love on the dance floor with a beautiful women and I wanted create a song that was more true to myself. My songs have no gendered pronouns and I wanted ‘Confiesa’ to be a song that everyone could relate to."
Watch the video above and listen to the song on Spotify here.
Thumbnail image via Cyle Suesz