Release Date: July 27, 2018
Heavily influenced by 80s rock from Cyndi Lauper to The Smiths to R.E.M., Rue Snider's new album City Living presents New York City as a catalyst for finding peace in the present even when circumstances are destructive and demand change. It’s a loose chronicle of his move to Manhattan in the mid aughts and an examination of the thoughts and choices that occur while living in transition: geographically, emotionally, spiritually, politically, and socially. City Living is upbeat musically with lyrics that reflect authentic human experiences and emotions, from falling in love with Coney Island, to wandering Brooklyn heartbroken, to standing up to injustice.
The album was produced by Andrija Tokic (Alabama Shakes, Langhorne Slim, Hurray for the Riff Raff) at The Bomb Shelter in Nashville, TN.
Rue has toured the country extensively for the last four years playing bars and coffee shops in thirty-seven states. He’s built a loyal fan base one show at a time and amassed an impressive catalogue of music. He has released two records, four EPs, and six music videos, five of which he directed and edited. The video for his song "Heaven" was one of the first shot using a drone and won Best Music Video at the Sene Film Fest. His song, "Speak My Mind" was chosen as part of the political project, "1,000 Days, 1,000 Songs."