The Rubens have given fans a taste of their upcoming album ‘Hoops’ with the first single ‘Hallelujah’.
‘Hoops’ is album two for The Rubens. The debut self-titled album peaked at no. 3 on the ARIA chart.
‘Hoops’ was recorded with Grammy winning producer David Kahne, who worked on the band’s first album as well as albums for Lana Del Ray and The Strokes.
‘Hallelujah’ is a Rubens rock track. “[Hallelujah] started out with programming a beat, putting it on loop and riffing on it until something decent came out of it,” says singer Sam Margin. “The song itself is about people trying to force their religious beliefs or ideas upon you, and in the process destroying what it is they’re plugging.”
For ‘Hoops’ the band was conscious of creating a sound they could replicate live. “We put more of a focus on how the songs would work in a live setting for this album. We wanted to write songs that would be fun for us to play live as well as fun for our audience to listen and move to,” he said.
‘Hoops’ will be released on August 7, 2015.
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