rituals of mine
Other / Jeffrey Latour

Rituals of Mine has been shaking up the Los Angeles music scene with its melancholic and thought provoking electro-R&B tunes that bring back a sense of alertness to your system. Today, we’re premiering their standout new single “No Time To Go Numb.” The song was birthed out of lead singer Terra Lopez’s frustration about Donald Trump becoming the 45th president of the United States and was written on Inauguration Day. She recalls that moment as a “bleak time in the studio” dominated by feelings of hopelessness, fear, and disgust.

“I wanted to address things that stay on my mind: the mediocrity of men and how our society treats womxn, the strength of the LGBTQ community and the resiliency of POC,” she said in an email. “I’m angry but also hopeful and ready to fight, to keep fighting. I’m so tired of seeing the same shit repeat itself – it’s time we set the bar higher. This song is an anthem for the LGBTQ community, to womxn and to people of color. We carry so much on our shoulders, on our hearts. And this current administration continues to burden us and place us in danger, so we have to stick together. This is my way of showing up for us.”

No doubt that anyone who has been feeling emotionally drained from the recent political outrages in America will find instant comfort through this progressive track.

Rituals of Mine is currently in the process of working on their forthcoming sophomore album. Stream their latest single in full below and if you like what you hear, scroll down for their list of upcoming tour dates:

October 9- The Sunshine Theatre @ Albuquerque, NM *
October 11- House of Blues @ Dallas, TX *
October 12- House of Blues @ Houston, TX *
October 14- Zanzabar @ Louisville, KY
October 16- The Sylvee @ Madison, WI *
October 17- The Riviera Theatre @ Chicago, IL *
October 18- Hard Rock Live @ Northfield, OH *
October 20- Capitol Theatre @ Port Chester, NY *
October 21- Lincoln Theatre @ Washington, DC *
October 22- Lincoln Theatre @ Washington, DC *
October 23- House of Blues @ Boston, MA *
October 24- Cafe Nine @ New Haven, CT *
October 25- The Filmore @ Philadelphia, PA *
October 27- Kings Theatre @ Brooklyn, NY *
October 31- Metronome @ Nottingham, UK +
November 1- Night People @ Manchester, UK +
November 2- Mash House @ Edinburgh, UK +
November 3- Think Tank Underground @ Newcastle, UK +
November 5- The Cuban Embassy @ Birmingham, UK +
November 6- Oporto @ Leeds, UK +
November 7- The Hangar @ London, UK +
November 8- Hope & Run @ Brighton, UK +
December 3- Cafe Du Nord @ San Francisco, CA

* w/ Garbage
+ w/ Geographer & The Seshen

For more of our premieres, take a look at the acoustic version of Nao’s new single “Make It Out Alive.”

Words by Sydney Gore
Features Editor

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