FRIDAY, 15 MAY 2020, SINGAPORE – ‘Rumble Under My Toes’ is the latest collaboration by Singapore Indie-pop Trio HubbaBubbas and K-Indie Darling Kwak Pureunhanuel.
The two artists discovered a kindred sense of hope in the face of failure and uncertainty in their musical journey which resonated into this song, drawing listeners into the heart of their evocative yet conflicted emotions.
The release also includes a Korean version of Sunset In My Pocket featuring Kwak Pureunhaneul, of which the original version has just been nominated for five categories at the Singapore Youth Music Awards 2020.
HubbaBubbas’ first show in Korea was when they played at Seoul’s indie music festival Zandari Festa in 2017. They loved the country so much that they went back again to tour in 2019, and that was when they wrote this song with Kwak Pureunhaneul, also known as “Hongdae IU”, a nickname she picked up from her time on Korean television talent show series Superstar K.
Stephanie of HubbaBubbas shares about the story behind the song: “When we were facing uncertainty, we weren’t able to find much music to relate to because a lot of the music that we were listening to always had a clear feeling of the artist’s emotions – joy, sorrow… and for good reason. But we felt this was a part of ourselves that was not so clear, and we wanted to encapsulate it in a song. We also thought that perhaps there were people out there who felt the same way, and we found Kwakpu. She shared with us her personal reasons for being on a hiatus from music, and you can feel her emotions from her performance in the studio.”
A music video accompanies this release, as well as several behind-the-scenes videos telling the story of this collaboration and the band’s Korea tour.
HubbaBubbas are working on their new EP titled ‘New Home’, which they will start releasing at the end of 2020.
Rumble Under My Toes by HubbaBubbas is available everywhere at this link: https://ffm.to/rumt
Watch a behind-the-scenes video of their collaboration in Korea here: