Arms of a Dream finds Reuben and the Dark working outside its comfort zone, both musically and lyrically. The result is Bullock’s most vivid and transformative music to date: an intimate exploration of the inversion of imagination and reality in dreams. Reuben says:
“This album is about love and the inner war that can exist when the heart and mind are torn. It is about family and intergenerational trauma. It is about holding your darkest secrets and truth from the people you love the most – and it is about dreams. Making this album was a journey to find a place where I can live my own truth, where there is a congruency of body and spirit.
Take heed. Don’t take that wind of tradition. To that place where it will die.
Don’t you dare.
The lead single ‘All or Nothing’ takes the line and never moves it, greasing it smooth with ‘confidence and complete desperation’. It’s personal, it can be YOUR personal story. If allowed, it will grab you by the chest, and ask you to wake up – and that it’s your time.
Make it your time.
“‘All or Nothing’ was locked in my head for a long time. When it was finally written, I was left with a feeling of freedom, of letting go. But I am careful not to corner it into a room that is too small. It is simple and universal. It isn’t a love song. It isn’t a protest song. It is an anthem of mine.”
Upcoming Tour Dates
3/6: New York, NY @ Rockwood Music Hall – Communion
3/15: Peterborough, ON @ Market Hall
3/16: Orillia, ON @ Mariposa Concert Series
3/20: London, ON @ Rum Runners
3/21: St. Catharines, ON @ Warehouse Concert Hall
3/22: Windsor, ON @ The Phog Lounge
3/23: Burnstown, ON @ Neat Cafe
3/24: Kingston, ON @ The Grad Club
3/28: Toronto, ON @ The Drake Underground
Here’s the review of ‘Hurricane’.
Reuben And The Dark is rep’ed by Arts & Crafts.