Five Questions With Reuben and the Dark

Montreal-based folk-rock band, Reuben and the Dark is back with a brand new album, un | love. The album, which was released today (October 25, 2019) via Arts & Crafts features the singles “faultline” and “rising”.

Frontman Reuben Bullock shares on “faultline”,

“It feels like a reflective song. Driving on the highway late at night. Looking back over your life. The plans you made. And the way those plans can change. Driving while your passenger sleeps beside you. It’s about trust and self-destruction. Feeling power and, simultaneously, a lack of control.”

Check out the album below and find out more about Reuben and the Dark via our Five Questions With segment.

Care to introduce yourself to our readers?

I’m Reuben from Reuben and the Dark.

Tell us a bit about your music and writing style.

Well, the band is a collection of multi-instrumentalists. Each has other projects they are involved in too. It brings a lot of power and diversity to the sound. My roots are in the songwriter world, so a lot of the songs are “folk music” based, but our sound is hard to pin down. It is more landscape than portrait. The songs just come from the heart.

Do you have any upcoming shows? For someone who has yet to see you live, how would you explain your live performance?

We have a lot of Canadian dates coming up and some USA ones as well. Check for the full list. The show is special. A lot of spirit. Good for the soul.

If you were asked to suggest only one of your songs for someone to hear, which would it be?

Right now, I would show someone “rising”, from our new record un | love. But it changes all the time. I would just suggest listening to the whole album though.

Canadian Beats is all about Canadian music, so who are your current favourite Canadian bands/ artists?

nêhiyawak, Jean-Michel Blais, Tim Baker, Charlotte Cornfield, Broken Social Scene, so many…

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