Discovery: Rubber

Hailing from Philadelphia, USA, indie pop duo Rubber bring a fresh and experimental new sound in their track Synth Pop Idol.

By Graeme Smith

Feature Photo by Caro Ramirez

Starting with laidback and minimal drum and bass, soft, soulful vocals float in. The track’s story is one of non-conformance. It’s about fronting a band but not fitting the mould. Esoteric, maybe, but we can all relate with moments when we’ve felt we’re not meeting the expectations of the world around us and ultimately the message is one of empowerment.

The lyrics come courtesy of Rubber’s singer Andrew Loper while the instrumentals are laid on by Della Franco. The two formed Rubber while at university in 2018 and have taken their act up and down the east coast of the US.

You can check out Synth Pop Idol below.

And if you’re after more music that’s a little unconventional, be sure to follow our Decomposition playlist on Spotify.