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RUESS, NATE

Grand Romantic

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SKU:
722612
PLU: 9397601003624

The lead singer from fun., Nate Ruess, has branched out on his own and brings fans his brand new solo album 'Grand Romantic!'

The lead singer from fun., Nate Ruess, has branched out on his own and brings fans his brand new solo album 'Grand Romantic!'

Format - CD
Genre - Alternative
Release Date - 12/06/15

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The lead singer from fun., Nate Ruess, has branched out on his own and brings fans his brand new solo album 'Grand Romantic!'

Nate knew he wanted to call his album 'Grand Romantic' long before he finished writing its songs. Last summer, as he began writing and demoing tracks for his solo debut, his awareness of these dueling qualities was especially pronounced. Ruess was in the early days of a new relationship, with all of its anxiety and excitement. Standing in the shower one day, he started singing the melody and lyric to "Nothing Without Love," 'Grand Romantic's linchpin tune.

He sang the melody for "Nothing Without Love" into his phone's voice recorder and labeled the file "Listen To This One" - a note intended both for himself, so he wouldn't lose it in the long scroll of nascent song ideas, as well as for producer Jeff Bhasker, one of Ruess's principal collaborators on 'Grand Romantic,' who has also produced albums by Kanye West and Beyoncé, among others. Musician and producer Emile Haynie (Lana Del Rey) has been an equally significant contributor, programming drum tracks for virtually all of the songs Ruess has recorded with Bhasker.

Ruess and Bhasker's musical partnership kicked off a few years ago, when they worked together on 'Some Nights,' the phenomenally successful album by Ruess' band fun. Since its release in 2012, 'Some Nights' has sold more than a million copies, spawned three chart-topping singles, and earned the band a pair of Grammys.

Ruess notes that, whereas in the past he may have been too precious about his ideas, he has learned to let go and trust his instincts. You can hear what he means on tracks including "Nothing Without Love," the dramatic "Great Big Storm" and the album opening "AhHa," which Ruess initially demoed simply by freestyling the vocal melody over a loop of himself laughing maniacally.

Primary Format - MusicCD
ArtistRUESS, NATE
LabelWarner
Music GenreAlternative
Music Genre PrimaryAlternative

CD

  • 1. Grand Romantic (Intro)
  • 2. AhHa
  • 3. Nothing Without Love
  • 4. Take It Back
  • 5. You Light My Fire
  • 6. What This World Is Coming To (feat. Beck)
  • 7. Great Big Storm
  • 8. Moment
  • 9. It Only Gets Much Worse
  • 10. Grand Romantic
  • 11. Harsh Light
  • 12. Brightside
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