The Cambridge Hotel (Newcastle, NSW)
Friday, 5 August 2022 7:00 pm
Y.O.G.A. is a new music project from Reuben Styles. In Peking Duk, his songsfrequently explore ideas of freedom and the feeling of breaking loose. Y.O.G.A.,short for “You’re Only Great Always”, does the same. But with a significant twist.Here Reubenseeks to disrupt the stigma Australian culture places upon mentalhealth.Hurricane is the latest release by Reuben Styles' project Y.O.G.A.Tracy Chapman and Townes Van Zandt inspired the sounds and styles in the songafter solely listening to them fora couple of months at the height of thepandemic... Eventually, of course, a twist of Ennio Morricone's spaghetti westernsounds was added, and thus asong was born.Lyrically Hurricane is brought to a place of self-reflection, a time in Reuben's lifewhen he had been taken in almost entirely by an alcohol dependency. And whilstthe song lyrics leave you in ambiguous limbo. Although they don't quite reach ahappy ending... the video [shot in and around Rankin Springs, far west New SouthWales] has an incredible resolve at the end, where he checks himself intorehabilitation and addresses the problems. If you want it, help is always available,and you never need to let it get too far before checking in.Y.O.G.A.'s Hurricane 2022 Tour of Australia is settingoff on July 15 and has 7stops around the country. The hoedown begins.