If you enjoy depth and complexity in your music partnered with constantly shifting vibes and open wound like lyricism Newmarket, Ontario-born artist Alex Stavropoulos-Laurie known as RubēHill can be your frequency bending muse in his latest single "Apartment." RubēHill, inspired by the main character in Flannery O’Connor’s short story, A Stroke of Good Fortune doesn't confine music to a simple genre he opens his music up to soul interpretation.
RubēHill states, "Musically, “Apartment” started with a drum beat inspired by LCD Soundsystem and Lucious. From there, the song was built bit by bit over the course of four months, with additional influence coming from Frank Ocean, Gorillaz, and Run the Jewels. It wasn't relatable to anything I had previously written, and it required a certain amount of stubbornness to stick with. Lyrically, “Apartment” is about being trapped in a purgatory of thought, feeling simultaneously anxious about the past and the future. I felt this way after moving into a small apartment in the city, which physically embodied my anxiety."
This record takes you on a ride through contemplation, past and present endeavors with production shifting accuracy, a must listen. Check it out below!
Til someone can wipe my slate clean
I'll keep transferring debts 'til I find the one that forgets me
A nail in the temple or just faint memories
I can't compare it to a feeling but it cuts me down easy