Ruben Young: Colors

The Calgary R&B artist impresses with the pleading soulful vocal, subtle production, and original lyrical conceit of this new cut.

Ruben Young: Colors

By Kerry Doole

Ruben Young - Colors (Young and Lucky): This is a new cut from a Calgary R&B artist starting to make waves.

The track showcases his pleading soulful vocal production that features enough subtle touches to keep things interesting, such as the steel pan inflection, and an original lyrical conceit.

A press release states: "The song is about the highest form of love, where two people have something so magnetic and undeniable that their energy becomes a physical presence - something you can almost see - like color. This love is so deep that everything could be burning around them, but it wouldn’t matter because they have each other."


Since his debut in 2017, Young has released six singles independently through his label, Young and Lucky. His efforts have earned him over five million streams, and a place on stage as direct support for artists such as The Chainsmokers, Nelly, Akon, Classified, Langston Francis, and Jocelyn Alice.

Young began writing and performing music at an early age in his hometown of Calgary. At the Western Canadian Music Awards in 2018, he was nominated for Urban Artist of The Year for his single, Bad Habits (produced by Juno winner Classified).

He will release an EP, Dreamstate, on Sept 27, the result of extensive collaboration with other artists/producers, including T-Minus (Drake, Justin Bieber), Chin Injeti (Eminem, P!NK), Kuya Productions (Alessia Cara, JRDN), Classified, Slakah The Beatchild, Banx & Ranx (Ella Eyre, Olly Murs), Jocelyn Alice, DJ Agile (Nas), and many more.

He has a diverse style, with influences ranging from classic soul to contempo R&B, a la Frank Ocean. One to watch.





Management:  David Cox

DIVINE (L) and Karan Aujla
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DIVINE (L) and Karan Aujla

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