Reuben Hollebon – “Common Table” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

Gabriela Tully Claymore | February 1, 2016 - 10:58 am

Reuben Hollebon delivers his new single “Common Table” with a whisper, which demonstrates that the UK-based singer-songwriter doesn’t need huge, arching arrangements in order to deliver songs with a profound message. Hollebon explained that “Common Table” is about the simple act of sharing a meal and company with friends and strangers:

The song comes from a good truth that when we eat together it benefits us all, calmly desperate for less segregation… And when we die we return to resting together before the next happening, regardless of belief. The music spins and cycles with this.

Hollebon’s forthcoming album, Terminal Nostalgia, is due out in May, and was largely self-produced. Hollebon spent time as a recording engineer before embarking on his solo career, and he helped produce works for Imogen Heap, Courtney Barnett, and the London Symphony Orchestra. Emma Rozanski directed a sparse, meditative video to accompany the track; watch below.


Terminal Nostalgia is out 5/20 via Bright Antenna Records.

Reuben Hollebon 1 - Myriam Santos
CREDIT: Myriam Santos