Rujen, like their music, is a metamorphosis. It takes time. What begins as something small, slowly evolves into something huge and lively.
The project began in 2013 on a particularly stormy evening in Milledgeville, GA with Ryan Miller and Creighton Perme's humble college apartment jam sessions. A chance musical encounter with drummer and peer Michael Cornwall revealed similar tastes, and roots began to sprout from a deeply planted seed. The addition of bassist Charlie Brady, who the band met at a Battle of the Bands, lead to local gigs under the moniker Keeva.
Things settled down after various members graduated college and moved away, though a simple phone call one winter day in 2016 saw the four piece jamming again in the Atlanta area.
The group later recruited Nick Hanchey, a revered college friend, on keyboards/synth to further round out their sound. Dubbing themselves Rujen, the band had finally evolved and settled into the sonic environment they’d been searching for.
Jamming and writing in a tight basement bedroom, a space that would later become a piece of the band’s home studio, they began to conjure elements of shoegaze, dream pop, and space rock to form their core arsenal of music.
Rujen is guided by a feeling. One that surrounds you in a single moment, simultaneously arousing the past, present, and future as a harmonious force unbounded by time and space.
The band is working diligently to complete their debut EP slated for an early 2019 release.
Photo by Colin Murphy and Edited by Ryan Miller.