“Tired from my teeth on edge like razorblades stuck end to end”
“Breathers is about getting caught up in an abusive relationship where you aren’t valued and you struggle against the perpetuation of your own self-deprecating negativity. There’s always a part of me that can’t help but keep loving someone I’ve loved before- no matter the state of our current relationship or how they’ve treated me in the past. There’s a fine line, however, between acknowledging some abuse or developing a kind of Stockholm syndrome. It can be hard to see someone in a new light when you’ve known them another way for so long.” – Joel Heinrich
Rubaiyat is a three-Piece doom wop/indie rock band based out of Los Angeles, CA. In April 2018 songwriter Joel Heinrich assembled his friends to sing off-kilter songs that take a darkly honest look at his brushes with love. With undercurrents of alternative rock like Pixies or Sonic Youth, Rubaiyat’s lyrical content is focused on distilling moments into morsels of insight of life and love’s hedonistic and nihilistic tendencies.