Ria Hall - Rules Of Engagement - Pre-Order The Album Now!
LOOPnews: Ria Hall - Rules Of Engagement - Pre-Order The Album Now!
RIA HALL - RULES OF
ALBUM OUT OCT 27, PRE-ORDER NOW &
GET 4 TRACKS INSTANTLY!
We are very excited to announce that the long-awaited debut album from Ria Hallis almost here! Rules Of Engagement is out Friday October 27, and is available for you to pre-order now. All pre-orders will receive four tracks instantly, including new single 'Black Light' featuring Electric Wire Hustle's Mara TK.
Drawing on the themes of not only love and war, but also revolution and change, Rules Of Engagement has been nearly five years in the making.
Initially conceived in Wellington and completed in Hall’s ancestral home of Tauranga, the album’s inspiration and concept stem from the New Zealand Wars of the 1800’s, specifically 1864’s Battle of Gate Pā (Pukehinahina). Known as one of the most important battles of the New Zealand Wars, the Battle of Gate Pā saw hugely outnumbered Māori defenders managing to hold off an experienced British force, and secure a key Māori victory.
The inspiration behind the concept comes from a letter written from Henare Taratoa to Sir George Grey, outlining the manner in which the Battle of Gate Pā should ensue, and how both parties should conduct themselves during war. This code of conduct was known as the Rules of Engagement, and is where this project takes its name from.
Sonically, the album moves effortlessly from hip-hop beats to lush soundscapes and soulful crooning. Featuring performances and production from Tiki Taane, Kings, Laughton Kora, Che-Fu and Electric Wire Hustle, Hall’s incredibly powerful voice shines throughout.
The album features the singles 'Love Will Lead Us Home', 'Tell Me ft. Che-Fu' & 'Barely Know ft. Kings', along with the latest release 'Black Light ft. Mara TK'. Across a further 12 tracks, Rules Of Engagement affirms Hall as one of the NZ music scene’s strongest voices, with plenty to say.
Aroha nui, Loop xx