Reuben Gore's 2016 debut single Live Your Life.
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Having fronted and written for the band Sencha through his high school years, Adelaide based artist Reuben Gore is now producing music as a solo musician.
Reuben’s music has been described as dark indie pop. He’s cited late 90’s post-Britpop as a key influence including The Verve, Radiohead, the first two Coldplay albums, and Air’s Moon Safari. Gore states, “I was born in 1997. This was a time where the world was very on-edge from Diana’s death, developments in technology, and the build up to the new millennium. I can’t really call it nostalgia since I was so young, but I’m really attracted to this era”.
His debut release “Live Your Life” marks the first of many tracks that have been in the works for the past two years. It explores the themes of narcissism and the thriving ambition to be better than others, which is evident in the dark and edgy video clip that complements the song. “This song is about being at the bottom of the ladder getting pushed around by those at the top. It’s also relevant for anyone who’s obsessed with where they’ll be in 10 or 20 years but can’t live in the present” states Gore.
Recorded entirely in the spare room of Gore’s Adelaide Hills home, the track has a tight, yet organic feel to it. It’s driven by powerful, gritty drums, and distorted electric guitar riffs are present in the pre-choruses. The multi-layered vocals get thicker throughout the song and ultimately build to the repeating conclusive statement of “we don’t know that these could be the best days of our lives”.
“I like the fact that “Live Your Life” is almost dance compatible, however I have got someone working on a remix at the moment which should work better for the D-floor” states Gore. “I’m looking forward to putting out several follow up tracks, which are quite different again”.
Look for a big 2016 from Reuben Gore, with more music and shows to come.