New Music: Ruven

With influences ranging from George Clinton and Stevie Wonder to OutKast, Virginia native Ruven crafts a style of funk that fuses together with elements of soul, hip hop and jazz to create a sound that feels familiar yet very unique.

“We’re constantly consuming information that’s engineered to agitate while receiving messages on the same channels that everything’s fine. With ‘Alarming Times,’ I was boiling this disorientation and dissonance down to a digestible jam.”