DELUXE VERSION OF ARMS OF A DREAM, INCLUDING “BOBCAYGEON” + “HOLD ME LIKE A FIRE” OUT MAY 17 VIA ARTS & CRAFTS
“Bright Eyes meets Mumford & Sons” - American Songwriter
“Compelling and evocative from start to finish” - Exclaim!
“It’s not hard to envision the songs on Arms of a Dream filling a stadium” - The Calgary Herald
“Soaring, cinematic songs replete with heartstring-tugging harmonies” - Winnipeg Free Press
PHOTO CREDIT : Scott Ramsay // DOWNLOAD HIGH-RES
Today, Reuben and the Dark announce the release of a deluxe version of its acclaimed LP, Arms Of A Dream, out May 17 via Arts & Crafts. The deluxe version includes Reuben’s version of the Tragically Hip’s “Bobcaygeon”, fan favourite “Hold Me Like A Fire”, and an alternate version of “Hallelujah”.
The deluxe LP also includes the new single "You And I" which is an “homage to childhood memory,” says Reuben Bullock. “It is about the past but carries a sentiment very grounded in the present and what shape the future could take. I tried writing about some of the stories that informed me as an adolescent but by the time I had written about two, the song was already too long. It carries much more than the words I could put into it. It is about the dreams we had. The lives we lived. It holds secrets. Good songs hold secrets. This song was supposed to be on Arms of a Dream but never found its place. I have had more messages asking about this song than any other we play, so it is exciting to finally release it.”
The video for “You And I” was filmed in southern the Portugese region of the Algarve, and towns of Lagos and Faro by Isis Essery and edited by Kaelen Ohm Bullock.
Arms of a Dream finds songwriter/vocalist Reuben Bullock working outside his comfort zone, both musically and lyrically. The result is Bullock’s most vivid and transformative music to date: an intimate exploration of the inversion of imagination and reality in dreams. Exclaim! called the LP “compelling and evocative from start to finish”, while The Calgary Herald claimed that “It’s not hard to envision the songs on Arms of a Dream filling a stadium.”
The spirited folk-rock outfit’s cover of The Tragically Hip’s timeless and nation-defining song “Bobcaygeon” was originally released last year to benefit the Gord Downie And Chanie Wenjack Fund, which is part of Gord Downie’s legacy and embodies his commitment, and that of his family, to improving the lives of First Peoples, and to aid our collective reconciliation journey through awareness, education and action.
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ARMS OF A DREAM DELUXE LP TRACKLIST
2. All Or Nothing
5. Heart In Two
6. Arms of a Dream
9. Woke Up A Rebel
10. Stay Wild
12. Hold Me Like A Fire
13. Hallelujah - Alternate Version
15. You and I
2019 PERFORMANCE DATES
May 24 - Montreal, QC - Quartier Latin
June 27 - Parry Sound, ON - Stockey Centre
June 28 - Oshawa, ON - The Music Hall
June 29 - Tobermory, ON - Chi Cheemaun Ferry
Tickets available at : http://reubenandthedark.com/tour