The Rubens are back in a big way with the release of new single & infectious summer jam, ‘Live In Life’.
Listen to ‘Live In Life’ here
Blending their signature hooky choruses with a shadowy undertone, ‘Live In Life’ was co-produced by the band and Konstantin Kersting (Tones & I, Mallrat) & recorded in the same WW2 bunker that birthed their third and most recent album, 2018’s LO LA RU.
Premiered on triple j Breakfast, the world of ‘Live In Life’ follows a guy over the course of one night as he comes to terms with the gravity of a relationship breakdown. As the sun sets, he’s feeling positive about the next chapter – a feeling that’s quickly trumped by the weight of regret as night falls, by which point the damage is done and he realises it’s time to move on.
To celebrate the release, the band will headline a string of regional summer shows as part of their Chucka Buckas initiative – a brand that The Rubens have established to support new and emerging bands. In amongst the tour, the group will also headline Out Of Bounds Festival in Campbelltown (near their hometown).
‘Live In Life’ follows recent single ‘Falling Asleep At The Wheel’, a collaboration with US punk-hip hop start Vic Mensa, which was premiered by Zane Lowe on Beats 1 and live at this year’s Splendour in the Grass to a packed Amphitheatre at sunset. The single received high rotation airplay on triple j and incredible playlisting across Spotify & Apple Music.
This year has also seen The Rubens travel to North America, UK & Europe for headline tours, perform and release their MTV Unplugged Live In Melbourne album, launch their Chucka Buckas initiative + bunker down to write and focus on new music.
2018 proved to be a landmark year for The Rubens, which saw the release of their third album LO LA RU, including hits ‘Never Ever feat. Sarah’ (2 x Platinum), ‘Million Man’ (Gold) and ‘God Forgot’, a mammoth headline tour across Australia, New Zealand, the United States and Europe and supporting P!NK on her massive 42-date sell out arena tour of Australia and New Zealand.
CHUCKA BUCKAS / THE RUBENS
REGIONAL SUMMER TOUR 2020
Fri Jan 17 – Shoalhaven Heads Bowling and Recreation Club, Shoalhaven, NSW
Sat Jan 18 – Out Of Bounds Festival, Campbelltown, NSW
Fri Jan 24 – Shoal Bay, Shoal Bay Country Club NSW
Sat Jan 25 – Rolling Sets, Coffs Harbour, NSW
Sun Jan 26 – Albert Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Thu Jan 30 – Byron Bay Brewery, Byron Bay, NSW
Fri Jan 31 – The Coolangatta Hotel, Gold Coast
Sat Feb 01 – Villa Noosa, Sunshine Coast, QLD
Tickets & info available from therubensmusic.com
LISTEN TO ‘LIVE IN LIFE’ HERE