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The adage that music is universal has never been truer in recent times. In times of darkness and disillusionment, music exists as an avenue of escape, healing and expression. And for the musicians making it, the opportunity to create is one that sits as both a treasure and responsibility. For Australian electronic act Tora, it’s a mantle they picked up confidently in 2020 as they began to create their third studio record, A Force Majeure. Eleven songs that capture the essence of a band who have found themselves a world away from the normalcy they were accustomed to. Eleven songs that shine bright with refreshed perspective and a deepened understanding of the group’s artistry and identity.
Rubber creates an intricately balanced soundscape combining their R&B, Funk, Hip-Hop, Jazz and Soul influences like Frank Ocean, Thundercat, Patrice Rushen, and Amy Winehouse, while maintaining that hot-pink, dynamic feeling of pop music, anthemic and universal. The group is a Philly-based, writing-producing duo made up of singer-lyricist, Andrew Loper, and producer/multi-instrumentalist, John Della Franco formed during their time studying at Temple University in 2018. They started out writing music for fun, but after performing for the first time together in a campus coffee shop, they were signed to the Temple University Record Label and released their first single to critical acclaim sending them up and down the East Coast. The duo shines the brightest in a live setting where their combination of bass-driven grooves and vocal acrobatics has grabbed and held the attention of audiences across the country.