Track Of The Day 30/9 – Rhumba Club

'The Rhumba Club Is Waiting For Me'

London's cross-discipline queer-pop collective Rhumba Club have a strikingly pure sense of purpose.

Lauded by GQ and working on Fendi’s Flow-up collection, the group offer a sense of daring escapism, shot through with colourful empowerment.

New single 'The Rhumba Club Is Waiting For Me' is a call-to-arms of sorts, one that searches for the project's roots.

Out now, it's a slinky piece of synth pop with an arch, ironic air, with Tom Falle's assertive vocals recalling those 80s greats.

Billed as a custom-built "place of queer escape", the song deals with "the feelings of insecurity I felt as a gay teenager living on a small island (Jersey), I wanted the track to reflect that private sense of empowerment I experienced with my headphones in, listening to Erasure and The Communards."

The vivacious, effervescent single comes equipped with a neat video, too, one that airs first on Clash.

Tune in now.

Rhumba Club will play a socially distanced show at London's Phoenix Arts Club on November 3rd.

Photo Credit: Ivan Ruberto

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