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Born Ruffians "Chrysanthemums"

Born Ruffians Share New Single + Video “Chrysanthemums”; Check Out US & CA Tour Dates


Today, perennial indie rockers Born Ruffians share their trippy new single, “Chrysanthemums,” the first new music from the band since the release of their 2020-2021 trilogy series. Stream the new single here.

“How do you explain the feeling and experience of a field of flowers? Is it universally shared but completely subjective, like love? Is warm, evening rain through the soft, pink light of a sunset something you can put into a song? I tried to bring colours, smells and warm sensations to people through these lyrics. Chrysanthemums existed for a while before I added any words to it—it was just ‘the woo-woo’ song for a few months. We talked a lot together about what it made us feel and it was really remarkable how we all had entered the same world with it. I hope we opened a door into that place for everyone else who wants to step through it.”

Luke Lalonde

Created by John Smith, the psychedelic video for “Chrysanthemums” uses machine learning technology that “essentially takes text prompts, in this case influenced by Luke’s very visual lyrics, and runs them across a very large database of images that it uses as reference, in an attempt to ‘imagine’ what those words should look like,” explains Smith. “We’re still relatively early into the use of machine learning to make visuals, and lots of the results have a very dreamy imperfection and a strange unfamiliar-but-familiar ambiguity which I feel match the warmth of the song.”

Born Ruffians On Tour

Born Ruffians by Roger Galvez
Born Ruffians by Roger Galvez

April 27 – Rochester, NY – Montage Music Hall

April 28 – Boston, MA – The Sinclair

April 29 – Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg

April 30 – Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s

May 2 – Washington, DC – Union Stage

May 3 – Richmond, VA – The Camel

May 5 – Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle

May 6 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade

May 7 – Orlando, FL – The Social

May 8 – Tampa, FL – Crowbar

May 10 – Nashville, TN – High Watt

May 12 – Cleveland, OH – Beachland Ballroom

May 13 – Buffalo, NY – Rec Room

May 14 – Detroit, MI – The Loving Touch

May 31 – Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall

June 1 – Minneapolis, MN – 7th St. Entry

June 3 – Omaha, NE – Reverb Lounge

June 4 – Denver, CO – Globe Hall

June 6 – Albuquerque, NM – Launchpad

June 7 – Phoenix, AZ – Valley Bar

June 8 – Palm Springs, CA – Agua Caliente Casino

June 9 – Los Angeles, CA – Teragram Ballroom

June 10 – San Diego, CA – The Casbah

June 11 – Santa Ana, CA – Constellation Room

June 12 – San Francisco, CA – The Independent

June 14 – Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge

June 15 – Seattle, WA – Neumos

June 17 – Victoria, BC – Capitol Ballroom

June 18 – Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theatre

June 20 – Calgary, AB – Commonwealth Bar & Stage

June 21 – Red Deer, AB – Bo’s Bar & Grill

June 23 – Edmonton, AB – The Starlite Room

June 24 – Saskatoon, SK – The Capitol Music Club

June 25 – Winnipeg, MB – Park Theatre

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