‘Strange’ by Ruebi (Review)
Ruebi defends his distinctive style of new-wave, alt-rock musical extravaganza, with clear lyrics and consistent rhythms, presenting himself shrouded in mystery and professing prior militancy in a well-known German darkwave band. Despite a long career, his latest album, ‘Strange,’ was published last month, demonstrating that the German artist still has something to say.
Ruebi is no stranger to the scene, having performed extensively over the world for the previous two decades as a member of that German band that he asks we not identify (I found out the name of this band, and trust me, we are talking about a seminal, historic group). Ruebi has left the project due to Covid and the existential concerns that come with it, and we are convinced that he will be successful with his solo material.
‘Strange’ is a mysterious track: constructed around an obsessive rhythm reminiscent of the 1980s, the song weaves its way through guitars, synths, and vocals to convey a’strange’ position Ruebi found himself in, with an ex-girlfriend chasing him. We enjoyed the album and look forward to hearing more from the German artist in the future.
The words also contribute to the song’s overall feel. It’s simple and talks about a personal situation that can make you feel sad, yet there’s something about cheerful pop music that makes you feel energized. You will experience this energy for a brief moment, and those ancient colors will flood your thoughts.
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