The Rubens & Vic Mensa Join Forces In “Falling Asleep At The Wheel”

Play it in your car, but don’t do it in your car.

Photo: Ali Lander-Shindler

Aussie act The Rubens join forces with Chicago hip-hop artist Vic Mensa for their new collab single “Fall Asleep At The Wheel.” It’s a smooth arrangement of arrhythmic beats where Vic’s breakneck vocals soar as we’re taken between exhilarating and chill-down yelps. Stream below:

“We wrote this track in LA earlier in the year and immediately fell in love with it. We wanted to make something out of the box musically and really push the song into new territory for us as a band. I’ve been a fan of Vic Mensa for a while now and think he is one of the most interesting and creative forces in hip hop right now. As luck would have it his guitarist somehow got his hands on the tune and spun it for Vic. Few days later I’m back in LA with Vic putting down his vox at his Silver Lake studio. He nailed it, and next day I was looking over the Pacific Ocean again” shared The Rubens’ frontman Sam Margin.

The Rubens are currently on their Australian tour and will be hitting Europe this fall:

Australia 2019

7/25 – Rafters Bar CSU (Bathurst, NSW, Australia)

7/26 – Garden Hotel (Dubbo, NSW, Australia)

7/27 – Young Services Club (Young, NSW, Australia)

8/1 – The Entrance Leages Club (Bateau Bay, NSW, Australia)

8/2 – Narrabeen RSL (North Narrabeen, NSW, Australia)

8/8 – The Crow Bar (Wagga Wagga, NSW, Australia)

8/9 – Moruya Waterfront Hotel Motel (Moruya, NSW, Australia)

8/10 – Astor Hotel (Goulburn, NSW, Australia)

8/17 – Crooked River Wines (Gerringong, ACT, Australia)

8/30 – Snowtunes 2019 (Jindabyne, NSW, Australia)

Europe 2019

9/7 – King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut (Glasgow, UK)

9/8 – The Deaf Institute (Manchester, UK)

9/10 – Heaven (London, UK)

9/12 – Le Pop-Up du Label (Paris, France)

9/13 – Bitterzoet (Amsterdam, Netherlands)

9/14 – Ancienne Belgique (Brussels, Belgium)

9/16 – Luxor Köln (Cologne, Germany)

9/17 – Milla Club (Munich, Germany)

9/18 – Musik & Frieden (Berlin, Germany)

9/23 – VEGA (Copenhagen, Denmark)

9/24 – Obaren (Stockholm, Sweden)

9/25 – Parkteatret (Oslo, Norway)