Rubber has today released their new video for the single titled ‘Fries & Wings’. Filmed in a location filled with character and characters, we get a sense of unity via soul, funk, R&B, and heart. Philly has a new sound and it’s Rubber.
The #Indie scene is filled with both originality and unoriginal. Rubber places firmly in the former. Amassed with talent vocally, lyrically, and musically, ‘Fries & Wings’ is but a taster of what I want to expect from a dynamic duo of this caliber. Groove now has an anthem.
Rubber creates an intricately balanced soundscape combining their R&B, Funk, Hip-Hop, Jazz and Soul influences like Frank Ocean, Thundercat, Patrice Rushen, and Amy Winehouse, while maintaining that hot-pink, dynamic feeling of pop music, anthemic and universal. The group is a Philly-based, writing-producing duo made up of singer-lyricist, Andrew Loper, and producer/multi-instrumentalist, John Della Franco formed during their time studying at Temple University in 2018.
They started out writing music for fun, but after performing for the first time together in a campus coffee shop, they were signed to the Temple University Record Label and released their first single to critical acclaim sending them up and down the East Coast. The duo shines the brightest in a live setting where their combination of bass-driven grooves and vocal acrobatics has grabbed and held the attention of audiences across the country.
Rubber are stoked to share their single and music video for “Fries & Wings”, filmed at one of Philly’s oldest queer bars and community spaces, “Tattooed Mom”.
Here’s what the band had to say about it:
“This song is my Mariah Carey slow-groove club anthem” says Andrew (Lead Singer) who counts ‘The Emancipation of Mimi’ as one of his strongest influences. “We want this song to feel like that moment during a wild night out where you access a sliver of peace, when you feel at home in the chaos of a drunken crowd”.
‘Fries & Wings’ takes elements of 90s-2000s R&B and repackages them with a more modern approach. It employs a simple catchy chord progression played on a rich and warm electric piano, complemented by Andrew’s complex driving lead vocal, all glued together by an energetic drum machine pattern and a fat bass line- a signature Rubber flare.