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The Rubens Share Genre-Shifting New Single, ‘Masterpiece’

Their third single of the year, ‘Masterpiece’ is set to appear on The Rubens’ fourth album, 0202, which arrives in February.

The Rubens will be hitting the road early next month.

Cybele Malinowski*

The Rubens have unleashed the latest single from their forthcoming album, with “Masterpiece” serving as the newest taste of February’s 0202.

Released today, the new track serves as the fourth single from the group’s fourth album, following on from “Heavy Weather” and “Time of My Life” this year, and 2019’s “Live in Life”, which was recently announcing as the third most-played Australian song of the year on Spotify.

“The song is about giving someone up, the doubt and eventual regret in realising you got it wrong,” The Rubens said of the song in a new statement.

The single is set to arrive on their new album, 0202, which is described as a “forward-thinking album for a backward year”. Their most assured record to date, the album effortlessly switches genres, traversing the realms of alt-rock, pop, R&B, and hip-hop as they unveil a self-produced record destined to completely change everything fans know about the group.

“We’re so bloody proud of this album and the way we created it, and we can’t believe how lucky we are to have made it this far,” the group explained in October. “Thanks to all our fans for being there, we can’t wait for you to hear this one!”

The band are currently on track to finally embark on their extensive tour of the same now in April of 2021, with details available below.

The Rubens’ “Masterpiece” is out now, while 0202 will be released on February 12th, 2021 via Ivy League Records, with pre-orders available now.

The Rubens ‘Live in Life’ Australian Tour

Supported by Alice Ivy

Rescheduled Dates

Saturday, April 3rd, 2021
Crooked River Winery, Gerringong, NSW

Thursday, April 8th, 2021
Fortitude Music Hall, Brisbane, QLD

Friday, April 9th, 2021
Moncrieff Entertainment, Bundaberg, QLD

Saturday, April 10th, 2021
Highfields Tavern, Toowoomba, QLD

Friday, April 16th, 2021
Enmore Theatre, Sydney, NSW

Saturday, April 17th, 2021
Bar On The Hill, Newcastle, NSW

Wednesday, April 28th, 2021
Riverlinks Westside, Shepparton, VIC

Friday, April 30th, 2021
The Forum, Melbourne, VIC

Wednesday, May 5th, 2021
Whitestar Hotel, Albany, WA

Thursday, May 6th, 2021
The River, Margaret River, WA

Friday, May 7th, 2021
Freo Social, Fremantle, WA

Sunday, May 9th, 2021
Wintersun Hotel, Bluff Point, WA

Friday, May 14th, 2021
The Gap View Hotel, Alice Springs, NT

Thursday, May 20th, 2021
Altar Bar, Hobart, TAS

Friday, May 21st, 2021
Altar Bar, Hobart, TAS

Saturday, May 22nd, 2021
Saloon Bar, Launceston, TAS

Sunday, May 23rd, 2021
Forth Pub, Forth, TAS

Wednesday, May 26th, 2021
The Leichardt Hotel, Rockhampton, QLD

Thursday, May 27th, 2021
Seabreeze, Mackay, QLD

Friday, May 28th, 2021
Otherwise Bar, Townsville, QLD

Saturday, May 29th, 2021
Tanks Arts Centre, Cairns, QLD

Wednesday, June 9th, 2021
Beer Deluxe, Albury, NSW

Thursday, June 10th, 2021
The Whalers Hotel – Warrnambool, VIC

Friday, June 11th, 2021
Torquay Hotel, Torquay, VIC

Ticketing information available via The Rubens’ website