Split Single City Living/Orlando out now!
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My new split single City Living/Orlando is out! My entire record was built around “City Living” so I’m excited to feature the track. “Orlando” was too different musically and thematically to make the album, and I’m so glad it’s now found it’s way into the world.

“Orlando” was written after the Pulse nightclub shooting as a way to process that horror and as public penance for homophobia in my youth. I grew up in a mainstream, evangelical church that referred to homosexuality as a “learned form of perversion.” They made a concerted effort to teach homophobia to teenagers and children by stoking fear and intolerance. It was shameful. I know for sure that it’s possible for people to let go of intolerance, bigotry, and fear because I did. David Bazan said, "If you don't hold your mistakes up for everyone to see then no one learns anything." I agree. This song is a love letter to all the wonderful gay men and women I’ve had the privilege to know.

Hear both of the songs now:

"Run Away With You" Premiering Now at B-Sides and Badlands
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Big thanks to B-Sides and Badlands for premiering "Run Away With You" today!

"...a heavenly-sedating new song called “Run Away with You,” which galvanizes the lush ripples of classic rock and marries with an enchanting powdering of alternative pop.”

Check out the full premiere over at B-Sides and Badlands:

"Run Away With You" releases everywhere tomorrow, July 13.

Release Show T-Shirt Giveaway

The City Living vinyl release show AND my birthday is July 26. Come celebrate at Berlin. I'll be joined by RFA & Ian Mellencamp. It would be a tremendous help if you bought a ticket in advance. With that in mind I'm giving away a FREE t-shirt with every ticket purchased Monday July 9 - Sunday July 15. Just come to the merch table at the show and we'll have your name. That's ticket sales this week only. Putting on a big release show is like throwing a party. It's really helpful when people RSVP.

Purchase tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rue-snider-city-living-record-release-and-birthday-show-tickets-47306665510

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"Don't Lose Heart" video and free download

It's hard to scroll through Twitter or even leave home without becoming painfully aware of all the injustice that's happening in the United States. Children being separated from their families is just one more shameful policy in the barrage of assaults this administration has made against minorities and our planet. I don't think equal rights for everyone should be partisan. I don't think we should permit monied interests to prevent a federal assault weapons ban or prevent health care for all by buying our politicians. I don't think it's too much to expect that everyone in America have access to clean drinking water. 

I grew up with a teacher for a father and a mom who owned a small business. I watched them struggle, work incredibly hard, and sacrifice to provide me with the best life they could. What about families who aren't steeped in the kind of privilege I was born into as a white, male American? Income inequality is something I've addressed in my music before and I think it's the most pressing issue facing the United States right now. There is of course so much social injustice taking place that it is unwise to ignore the intersectionality of the many issues involving gender, race, and class as well. There are powerful people in the top 1% who own all of the wealth while people I know personally are burdened by 2 and sometimes 3 jobs just to pay rent and be able to eat. It's not right. 

I got the idea for this video last week and decided to put out the song over the weekend. There is a freedom that comes from being a fully independent artist that I cherish. I want to throw my hat in the ring to try the best I can to speak truth to power. 

The song is streaming here:

You can download it for free:

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"Experiment In Love" Out Now
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My brand new single "Experiment In Love officially releases today and is available everywhere! It's my favorite track from the new record, "City Living," that comes out in July. I hope you love it too!

Stream it now:
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"Experiment In Love" Premiere with Never Enough Notes
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We're excited to announce that Rue's new single "Experiment In Love" is premiering now with Never Enough Notes!

"His upcoming record is plentiful in sounds of rock and roll nostalgia, and aural references to living in New York, textured by the blissful ignorance of living life unintentionally, before waking up to an awareness of the reckoning and difficult choices that are ahead. " -  Kimberley Marie-Sklinar (Not Enough Notes)

Head on over to their website to read more and have a listen! "Experiment In Love" releases everywhere tomorrow.

"Experiment In Love" premiere at Never Enough Notes

New Single "Experiment In Love" out May 4
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We're excited to announce that the next single from Rue Snider's forthcoming record will release on May 4. The photo was shot by Amanda Brown and the cover was designed by Restless Works.

There will be a single release show in Brooklyn at The Way Station on Saturday May 5 at 9:00PM! Mark your calendar for this one which will be the first one with a band!