Premiere: Ruben Neeson kicks off his 2020 with a new single, Fill Your Glass
After a string of singles released last year, all eyes are on the Sydney musician as he moves towards a break-out year.
If you're amongst the mayhem of the Sydney live music scene, you might've seen Ruben Neeson's name pop up here and there. With a trio of singles last year - his debut Cut The Branch and a two-side single a few months later, Moonlit Spell / The Sound - the rising star introduced himself as a multi-disciplinary force within punchy country rock; the singles a complimenting side to a vicious live show that's toured extensively across New South Wales amongst support slots for Carla Geneve and Annie Hamilton, as well as slots at the esteemed Secret Garden Festival and Tamworth Country Music Festival.
In 2020, the country world is eyeing Ruben Neeson to be their next crossover hit, and his latest track Fill Your Glass is one that might get him a slight step closer to achieving this. Premiering on Pilerats today ahead of its greater release later this week, Fill Your Glass is an encapsulation of Neeson's brilliance as a songwriter within the rock space, packing together these really striking hooks with an old-school-esque country twang which keeps the song unique and exciting; bringing forward old-flavoured sounds into the future by incorporating it with modern twists.
There's a slight hint of romanticism in there too, and as Ruben Neeson explains, it may arise from the two people the single's thematically based around. "It’s a pop song about two people who love boozing every day as much as they love each other," he says on the track. "They both work in bars, have a lot of free time and very little to worry about. After a while things get sloppy, all they seem to do is drink and fight - but hey, after a fight, what better way is there to chill out than a nice cold drink? Rinse and repeat."
It's a brilliant single and one that puts forward Ruben Neeson as an artist to watch in the new year, so before he launches the single at Waywards this Friday (with another show planned at Melbourne's Old Bar this Saturday, January 18th), dive into the track below, and stay tuned for a full-length EP to arrive sometime later this year - he's shortly heading to New York for six months to work on it.
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