Following the release of his critically acclaimed debut Ready EP, which earned him Platinum and Gold status with singles 'Dazed & Confused', 'Younger' and 'Painkiller' as well as becoming the youngest recipient in history to win the prestigious ARIA Award for Breakthrough Artist Of The Year, 16-year-old multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and performer Ruel returns today with 'Face To Face'.
'Face To Face' was produced by long-time collaborator, GRAMMY® Award-winning M-Phazes and was inspired by the obsessions and perceived rejections encountered on social media. It is accompanied by the hilarious, tongue-in-cheek Grey Ghost-directed music video, also out today. Watch the official music video for 'Face To Face' here.
'Face To Face' follows Ruel's equally impressive track 'Painkiller,' which dropped earlier this year, also taken from his highly anticipated forthcoming Free Time EP, due for release on 13 September.
Inspired by Amy Winehouse, Stevie Wonder, Dave Brubeck, Frank Ocean and James Blake, Ruel first began playing guitar and writing his own material at the age of eight. Fast-forward to present day, in just under 18-months since his 2017 debut single 'Don't Tell Me,' the teenage musical prodigy has received co-signs from the likes of Shawn Mendes, Khalid, SG Lewis, Zane Lowe and Elton John, has become the youngest male to TWICE sell out the iconic Sydney Opera House, has sold out headlining shows across North America, Australia, Asia and Europe, and has since amassed more than 300 million combined global streams to date. Showing no signs of slowing down, Ruel will undertake his most ambitious Australian tour to date with the FREE TIME tour. Dates below.
'Face To Face' is out everywhere now.
Secret Sounds, Flagrant Artists & WME Presents
Free Time Tour 2019
THU 19 SEPT FORTITUDE MUSIC HALL BRISBANE ALL AGES
SUN 22 SEPT THEBARTON THEATRE ADELAIDE LIC ALL AGES
TUE 24 SEPT FESTIVAL HALL MELBOURNE LIC ALL AGES
SAT 28 SEPT SHED 10 AUCKLAND LIC ALL AGES
TUE 01 OCT ODEON HOBART LIC ALL AGES
THU 04 OCT HORDERN PAVILION SYDNEY LIC ALL AGES
For ticket information visit: secretsounds.com and oneruel.com