Australian rockers The Rubens have released their new track, “Never Ever,” which features rising artist Sarah Aarons who co-wrote “Stay” by Zedd and Alessia Cara. Listen here: https://smarturl.it/lolaru
Enlisting the help of Grammy Award winning producer Eric J, who the band previously worked with on their platinum-certified track “Hoops,” the band recorded the song in a matter of days, with Aarons singing part of the vocal arrangement. Of the song, keyboardist, vocalist and songwriter Elliott Margin says, “The song became about these two lovers caught in the moment as their relationship drops away. There’s to-ing and fro-ing as they pass blame and second guess their actions before they realize that what they had is already over.”
The song appears on the bands highly anticipated third album, LO LA RU
, due for release this summer. The album was produced by Wilder Zoby and Torbitt Schwartz who form 2/3 of the Run The Jewels team. The band met them back in 2013 when they did the Australian Laneway tour together— Rubens
and El-P on the same line up. triple j broke the story about Run The Jewels collaboration: http://ab.co/2yBrIMx
The Rubens are a five-piece alternative rock band originally from Menangle, New South Wales. The band comprises the three Margin brothers, Zaac, Sam and Elliott, and friends Scott Baldwin and William Zeglis. The bands 2016 sophomore album, Hoops, is now certified ARIA Gold while their title track is now ARIA Certified Platinum and was awarded #1 on Triple J Hottest 100 Chart. The band has also opened for several major acts including Bruce Springsteen, The Black Keys and Grouplove.