Heal Your Existential Claustrophobia With RubēHill’s “Apartment”

Meet the sad funk musician from Toronto.

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If you ever found yourself boxed with your anxiety, then RubēHill’s (Ru-bee-Hill) “Apartment” is the uplifting dark funk you need to break out of the box. Utilizing melancholic atmosphere and breathy synths, “Apartment” penetrates through our inner anxiety and coats it with a calmative numbness. Stream below:

“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.” explained RubēHill.

Alex Stavropoulos-Laurie is the wizard behind RubēHill who has been performing and recording with different bands for the past several years before going solo. His moniker is based on the protagonist of Flannery O’Connor’s short Story “A Stroke Of Good Fortune.” Labeling his sound as ‘sad funk,’ RubēHill draws influences from different artists without limiting his genres.