High Rule returns since the release of their debut EP with their new single, “Someone Else.” Sticking to their fusion of hip hop, electronic, and pop sound, they mysteriously return and touch on the culture that dating has become in 2017. The duo, Seis and Buoy, are something to look out for the rest of the year.
High Rule feeds the ears of music with “No Filter,” a witty, and playful take on pop culture in our society. While not my favorite from the Chicago based duo, High Rule still stays true to their unique sound, and as a result, it’s still something to mess with. This acts as the second single off of their debut EP, In Real Life.
It’s summer time, which means it’s time to bring your (metaphorical) guns, and buns out for what will be a wild summer. With that, High Rule decided to switch it up from their usual blend of alternative-indie-hip-hop to bring you something a little more bright and bubbly for your summer boozin’. While slightly switching up styles, they stay true to their catchy ways to ensure you’ll be singing along and coming back for more. “FOMO” serves as a single off of their upcoming EP, “In Real Life.” Check out the music video that was filmed at Coachella, which will for sure give you FOMO.
Chicago based duo, High Rule, is back with their first single of 2016. After a successful debut in 2015, Buoy and Seis look to continue their success as they work on giving the people what they want; their debut EP! In the meantime, they’ll keep teasing with single after single. The Indie-leaning Hip Hop group keeps up to their catchy ways, and their production is fire emoji 3x for “Obsession.” Peep below!
High Rule is telling me don’t be basic, but maybe I like pumpkin spice latte from Starbucks. Maybe I like avocado on everything. Maybe I like everything that everyone else likes.
With another simple, yet catchy, hook, “Basic” combines that multiple synth sound High Rule is known for, and creates an anthem for all the basic people that we know. Meanwhile, the duo is working on a debut project, but they have to keep giving the people what they want.
If you haven’t heard of High Rule yet, it’s time you familiarize yourself. We’re living in a time when artists need to do whatever they can to make themselves stand out. The landscape is crowded and competitive, so any unique spin helps groups gain recognition and familiarity. High Rule found their niche in blending harmonious pop vibes with electronic and hip hop.
The duo is made up of Seis and Buoy, two friends who grew up in the same hometown and met in elementary school. They bonded at a young age over a video game, The Legend of Zelda, which features a world called Hyrule, which is the origin of their name High Rule. They started making music together in college at Wisconsin, and after graduation they moved to Chicago and began down the 3 year path of developing their brand, style and sound that we’re hearing today. “Lowkey” is their fifth single to release as a group. Their debut single, “Touch,” was a huge success, earning itself a feature on Spotify’s popular New Music Tuesday (or shall I say Friday?) playlist and peaked at #2 on their Global Viral 50 Chart earlier this year.
“Lowkey” is a self-produced song about a closeted relationship in which each verse tells a different side of the story. There’s one person who wants to keep things under wraps and another who wants to celebrate love. Seis is on the verses and Buoy brings the story together on the hook, crooning “Shh, I want you lowkey.” Sonically, I love the blend of sounds in this song. My favorite part is the background harmonies in the beginning of the song (right around the 0:30 mark). The soft layering warmly lures you into the track, which then breaks down into a simple baseline beneath vocals that tell an alluring story that many of us may relate to in the modern world.
Hit the jump for the lyrics, and download the track via the SoundCloud widget.
Are you ready for some 50 Shades of High Rule? Okay, maybe that’s a bit of an exaggeration, but High Rule’s latest release, “Control,” gives off that dark-alley, touchy-feely, lets get freaky vibe. So kind of like 50 Shades reversed minus the highly explicit material. This is a complete flip of their style from the past three releases and it’s evident. However, the catchy chorus streak continues! I’m still bumping “Thirsty,” but that’s going to have to make some room for this one. Sharing is caring, ya know?
High Rule is back again with their infectious track, “Thirsty.” Keeping the momentum rolling in the right direction, group members Seis and Buoy continue to stay in your head with yet another catchy hook. A take on playing hard to get, “Thirsty” will be hard to get out of your head. High Rule is 3/3 since their debut.
This time around, it’s “Enough” and the song is just as catchy as last time. The Chicago-based duo continues their unique production as they blend together genres like hip-hop, pop, and electronic, but they do switch gears a bit with their subject matter. “Enough” talks about that person in your life that you know isn’t right for you, but you just can’t seem to let go of.
Check out the song below and be sure to follow the guys on SoundCloud for a free download!
Ladies and gentleman, boys and girls:
Today we got the official debut from High Rule, a Chicago-based duo that does it all: produces, writes, and records music. They first got their start together in college at Wisconsin where they were crafting their sound. With their impressive debut single/video “Touch,” touches on the subject of modern romance and technology (with a little twist). Check out the video! You won’t be disappointed.