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Reuben Hudson - Single Review: Baby Bedside

23 May 2021 // A review by Darryl Baser

There are many things which can derail a musician’s career, although Reuben Hudson’s reasoning may be a little less common than most.

He had kidney transplant surgery in 2020.

However, the Auckland based indie-folk musician is back in business, and if the video to his new song Baby Bedside can be believed, he’s back on the skateboard and frolicking through grassy fields with his dog.

Prior to surgery he began crafting a body of work, including this gently and charming song which he has written, performed, recorded, and mixed himself. By all accounts he’s done a fantastic job, the production is beautiful, and the effects he’s layered on his vocal really suit the feel of the song. Although he did 95% of the mahi himself in his bedroom, the recording was mastered by Jin Song.

As a song, Baby Bedside is a gentle lilting 6/8 littered with catchy hooks and charming instrumentation, and this gem amongst the lyrics; “Oh babe I do want you just as the moon does the sea, gravity pulls like the tide…”. With stunning imagery, as a songwriter, I wouldn’t be surprised if this phrase was the song’s beginning.

The single is available, to hear and purchase from May 21st, and it has an excellent music video to accompany it on YouTube directed by Toi Rankin, filmed and edited by Peter Furlong, which is available for public viewing on Monday May 24th.

Rating: ( 4 / 5 )
 

About Reuben Hudson

Reuben Hudson is the solo project of the musician, singer-songwriter, producer, composer and creative from Tamaki Makaurau.

Reuben experiments with a variety of genres and sounds to create fun, honest and caring music - with a tendency towards fast-paced & guitar-driven band music - often incorporating experimental elements like drum machine or synths.


Visit the muzic.net.nz Profile for Reuben Hudson

Releases

There's No-One Like Me
Year: 2020
Type: Album
Unreachable
Year: 2018
Type: EP
Forgot About The Sun
Year: 2017
Type: Album
Rebus
Year: 2017
Type: EP
Flat Times
Year: 2017
Type: EP
When I Was Sixteen
Year: 2015
Type: Album

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