If there’s one thing you should know about the music industry, it’s that it never sleeps. Musicians are writing music around the clock, concertgoers are screaming at the top of their lungs till the wee hours of the morning, and music bloggers are up early on a Sunday morning to write up a premiere.
All of those aforementioned scenarios are culminating into today’s release, as we gleefully fill a larger-than-usual cup of coffee and throw on Winter EP from Birmingham-based Rude. We were already hip to this mysterious outfit after stumbling across their invigorating and enveloping lovelorn tale, “Heartbreaker,” and now we’re getting a more extended glimpse at their artistry to close out our weekend properly
The previously mentioned song has made another appearance in this EP, only this time it’s being accompanied by three other songs, highlighted by our personal favorite, “Sapphire.” A ghostly, luscious take on their craft, this tune boasts wavering synths that glow with a radiating aura. It’s got quite the anti-pop structure, encasing a section of vocals between a gorgeous build and outro. The final minute and a half is particularly stunning, as pronounced percussion and drawn-out legato guitar notes leave us in a state of blissful contentment.
You can pick up this four track EP today on iTunes. We recommend throwing it into your Sunday rotation, especially if you’re having a laid back day at home. And, don’t worry about wondering about upcoming music. Rude has a second EP coming up this spring.