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Buckle up! TRHibe brings a legend-inspired new single, “Constantine”
Hi welcome to LA Music Review! Tell us a little bit about you and your music.
Our start in music was unique — being triplets plus an older sister.
Early on we all opted to try a band format versus individual music lessons, and it stuck. We were only like 6 and 8 when we made that leap to be The Runaway Hamsters. It wasn’t long and we used our music to raise money to support a friend dealing with cancer. It attracted some local, regional, and national news with kids helping out and that also stuck with us.
We continue to focus on being a positive influence through our music.
We now go by TRHibe (aka The Runaway Hamsters) and have continued helping others, like being ambassadors at CHLA in Los Angeles and making regular stops at the Seacrest Studios in Nashville, using our music to lift those facing challenges. We hope this song and our album will continue giving our listeners that same uplifting vibe.
Start streaming “Constantine” right here:
Congrats on the release!
What was your inspiration when you were writing this song?
Released on August 27, 2021. We love all kinds of music but we have made good friends who are legendary artists like The Oak Ridge Boys, Doug Kershaw (who sent us a fiddle after we met while performing in Nashville), and we have been mentored and produced by Kent Wells who is Dolly Parton’s producer and musical director. Those connections deepened our respect for the long journey country music has traveled.
It would be good to give a nod to the past and show our respect.
As we were thinking about our next album, we thought it really needed to have a theme, and legends became our focus. Some of the ideas we were developing into songs involved legendary figures — Johnny Cash, Jesse James, etc., so it was a good fit. Some of the songs we wrote have a really modern feel, others more classic, but all involve some kind of legend. We are working hard to finish the full project.
What is your vision for this song?
“Constantine” is interesting because we thought of old Western icons.
When we came to Texas legends it seemed like the positive characters from the Alamo had been covered. So we got to thinking of the villainous types, reading about them and considering how parts of their story may not have been told in the main legend.
There is a bit of truth and a bit of imagination in this song, but we felt it was really about finding the good that can exist in everyone.
What is your favorite part of this body of work?
We always loved the rhythm, the music came first in this song but we really like the bridge too and the change in feel where “Constantine” falls in love.
Anything else we should know about it?
We are working hard on new material to keep releasing to our fans. Keep checking our social media platforms and our website for the latest news and updates.
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