The New Regime which is the one man show of Ilan Rubin from Nine Inch Nails and Angels & Airwaves, has just released a new EP, Heart out on September 6, 2019. He just released the video for “A Way to Feel Again” which starts off with a steady yet fast beat. Rubin is featured in the video walking at night in Downtown Los Angeles of what looks like the 3rd Street tunnel. Rubin’s lyrics pour from his heart, describing how he feels detached and is looking for a way to feel again. He cries throughout the song, “I’m looking for a way to feel again.” which comes through against a penetrating, yet dark electronic beat.
The New Regime’s new release, Heart is part 1 of 4 EPs in a series which is titled, Heart, Mind, Body, & Soul. Ilan, had drumming stints with Nine Inch Nails and Angels & Airwaves, making the Guinness Book of World Records as the youngest musician to ever play Woodstock at 11-years-old. The New Regime’s upcoming tour with Angels & Airwaves and performing as a one man band on the record. He got an early start, playing in bands and touring globally since the age of 9 years old.
Today, Rubin is working as a one-man-band and in the past he has shared the stage with Muse, The Killers, Nine Inch Nails, The Used, Juliette Lewis, Alice In Chains and more. Back in 2008, Trent Reznor announced that Rubin was joining Nine Inch Nails as their drummer after the departure of Josh Freese. Upon learning of his skills as a multi-instrumentalist, Reznor decided to scale the latest live incarnation of Nine Inch Nails down to a four-piece, where Rubin contributed keyboards and percussion.
Rubin also played with Angels & Airwaves the rock band with Tom DeLonge (lead vocals, guitars, keyboards, bass), David Kennedy (guitars, keyboards), and Rubin (drums, keyboards, bass, backing vocals). To date, Angels & Airwaves have released five studio albums: We Don’t Need to Whisper (2006), I-Empire (2007), Love (2010), Love: Part Two (2011) and The Dream Walker (2014).
Photo Credit: Raymond Flotat