“During the first few months of quarantine, I took my girlfriend to the neighborhood I grew up in in South Sacramento with a camcorder that we borrowed from a friend. It’s a pretty desolate, raw part of town, especially the street I grew up on: 65th St. I’d always wanted to write a song about that street partly because so many things have happened to me there. I spent most of my childhood & teenage life there and have had so many insane hilarious and traumatic stories about growing up there. South Sacramento can be a difficult place to grow up in. There’s not a lot of success around you and a lot of folks never get out of the cycle of poverty and addiction that does exist there but there’s also such a beauty to the strength of the people who live there. Resilience thrives in that community and I definitely got it from living there. There’s also such a calmness on the streets and a humbleness that exists within the neighborhood. It’s just rows and rows of families living their lives, trying to get through the day. There’s nothing fancy about the area and it has not changed much in the last 20 years. I just wanted to create a simple video to document and honor the HUD home I grew up in at 5935 65th St.”
– Terra of Rituals of Mine
Out today is a sick new remix by Baltra of Rituals of Mine’s track ‘Come Around Me’ off her album HYPE NOSTALGIA. It transforms the emotionally churning, R&B into a more upbeat, dance version of itself. And lucky for you all… more remixes are on the way 😉
More about the track here: The original track is so emotionally encapsulating and stunning that I didn’t want to deviate too much from the feeling it gave me, but rather build upon it through percussion and additional soundscape-textures. It’s in the same key & tempo, but I guess I would consider the remix to be the “at-home” club version. – Baltra
Stream “Come Around Me (Baltra Remix) here: https://found.ee/ROM_HNR
The day has finally come…Rituals of Mine’s new album HYPE NOSTALGIA is out now! This album is epic & raw, shifting between moments of strength and vulnerability while navigating loss. An album of powerful stories we are so excited the world gets to hear. It was such a pleasure helping to release HYPE NOSTALGIA, and we hope you enjoy it too.
Ahead of album release, we get a brand new music video from Rituals of Mine for her track ‘Trauma’ off of HYPE NOSTALGIA. It’s dark, edgy, and looks almost straight out of an action/thriller movie. Watch the music video here & listen to the track here.
HYPE NOSTALGIA is out this friday, 9/25. Pre-order the album now, and check out this awesome release week events:
It’s a great day for Rituals of Mine fans! Today we get to hear the third single off of Rituals Of Mine’s forthcoming album HYPE NOSTALGIA. It’s a track called ‘Exceptions’ and comes along with a rose-tinted, nostalgic video that is based on Terra Lopez’s childhood. HYPE NOSTALGIA comes out September 25th.
Watch the music video and pre-order the album HERE.
Some other SUPER sweet news is that folks who pre-ordered the LP on the carpark store or bandcamp will receive free Rituals of Mine basketball cards, while supplies last. They look super sweet, so make sure to order your copy.
Plus check out this sweet interview Rituals of Mine did with Uproxx.