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Rising pop force RITUAL team with New Zealand vocalist Robinson on new single 'Hard Times'.

The pop three-piece are currently focussed on their collaborative project 'Dreamers Never Learn', the product of heady sessions in Los Angeles.

New single 'Hard Times' is emblematic of their vivid approach, with RITUAL hitting arena-style pop while retaining their innately personal feel.

Sparkling New Zealand vocalist Robinson voices the song, describing the sessions as an "absolute dream".

RITUAL explain: “We’re all in relationships. They all need work, they can be a challenge and sometimes things fall apart. The ones we love the most often cause us the most pain. When they do breakdown the people we felt so close to can become like strangers, we don’t recognise them anymore and sometimes we don’t even recognise ourselves. We wrote this song as a reminder that we have to keep working on them. They’re forever changing and never fixed so take nothing for granted.”

Robinson added: “It was so wonderful being able to work not only with people I very much respect and love musically but are friends too! It made it the absolute dream being asked to be apart of this track!”

The full video for 'Hard Times' is online now, and it traces the path of three couples caught in love and heartbreak.

Daniel Bereton directs - tune in now.

Catch RITUAL at London's Courtyard Theatre on October 24th.

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