My name is Louis Ruben, and I am releasing my debut EP, 'Simply Energy', March 2020, but I need your help to ensure that the release is as successful as possible, and that my songs reach and inspire as many people as possible! I have been involved with various music projects since my early teens, but it is only now with my official debut EP, that I truly feel that the songs and production are of a good enough standard to gain some serious traction and be commercially successful. Co-produced by Andrea Succi and UK Country artist of the year 2019, Danny McMahon at Puzzle Makers studios, Bristol, with contributions from Jacob 'Van Barneveld' Smith on Bass Guitar and Paolo Caputo on Drums, 'Simply Energy' EP was originally inspired by my personal experiences with Meditation and Spirituality in general and the notion that at our most basic level, we as human beings are all made of the same energy, and through practices such as Meditation and Yoga, we are seemingly able to tap into and fully connect with this energy, resulting in a deeper understanding of ourselves and proven health benefits, both physically and mentally, with the songs 'Awaken' and 'Simply Energy' in particular being largely inspired by this subject. The first song on the EP, 'About Time' has more of a political/social lyrical context, and was inspired by 'The Venus Project' which is the brainchild of the celebrated visionary, author and social engineer, Jacque Fresco, that presents a realistic, acheivable alternative society to the current highly destructive and outdated one that's foundation has been built on the unsustainable capitalist/monetary system. The song 'Existence' brings more of a personal touch to preceedings, with the opening verse inspired by the birth of my two children, as well as my personal quest for understanding and a real sense of belonging in this crazy, dog-eat-dog world! If you are kind enough to support me with a contribution of £10 or more, you will recieve a digital download of the EP as well as a choice of either a signed, handwritten lyric sheet of all 4 songs or a CD copy of the EP sent to your door! (non-UK based contributors must contribute £20 mininum for this to cover delivery costs) and on top of this, you will recieve the warm, happy feeling and good karma that will naturally arise from the knowledge that you've directly helped me in pursuing my passion and living my dream! The contributions that I recieve from this crowdfunding campaign will directly help me to fund essential things required for a successful, professional music release that I otherwise wouldn't be able to afford including the mastering of the EP, the shooting and editing of a professional music video, printing of CD's, Vinyl and other Merch, radio plugging and other press/advertisement campaigns. Any contribution towards this project, no matter how small, will be directly helping me to realize my dream of successfully releasing my original music at a professional level and standard, and will be very much appreciated! All contributors will recieve a personal thank you message from me, and be considered a friend for life, if not already so! Thank you so much for your support! and don't forget that at our most basic level, we are all simply energy, existing in different forms and vibrating at different levels, so let's all unite, and work together to do all we can to raise our individual and collective vibration and share the good vibes!
- Louis Ruben www.louisruben.bandcamp.com
'Simply Energy' Teaser-Track: