Following the release of his latest bluesy-pop gem “Dazed & Confused,” 15-year-old multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter Ruel unveils his official music video for the single, which Time Magazine described as “moody pop magic.” The video, which was directed byGrey Ghost, incorporates gritty DIY video-style, behind-the-scenes footage alongside the picturesque and cinematic landscape ofMelbourne, Australia, where the video was shot on-location.
“Dazed & Confused” continues to soar in streams worldwide, having been included in 19 New Music Friday playlists on Spotify upon release (5 of which were in the top 10), the single has amassed 2.3 million streams, currently sits on 90+ playlists and has received more than 250k plays on YouTube.
“Dazed & Confused” is now available across all digital platforms and is taken from Ruel’s highly anticipated debut EP “Ready” to be released on June 15 via RCA Records. Produced by Ruel’s good friend, mentor and collaborator M-Phazes (Eminem, Logic, Kimbra, Zara Larsson, KYLE), the man behind Ruel’s previous singles “Don’t Tell Me” and the debut smash “Golden Years,” the “Ready” EP is available to PRE-ORDERnow and features 3 previously unheard tracks that are set to hook any music lover upon first listen.
Compared to the likes of Frank Ocean and James Blake by NYLON Magazine, 15-year-old London born, Australian raised artist was introduced to soul, blues, and jazz by his music-loving father, and counts Stevie Wonder, Dave Brubeck and Amy Winehouse as major musical influences growing up. After picking up and learning to play the guitar at 8 years old, Ruel started to write songs of his own, drawing inspiration from the aforementioned groundbreaking acts. Drawing from his own experiences as a teenage boy, Ruel explains “all my songs are about personal experiences. Songwriting helps me get through things, feelings that I don’t understand myself. When I write about something, it helps me figure it out in the process. But I want people of all ages, whether they’re 15 or 50, to be able to relate to my songs.”
“Dazed & Confused” is out now worldwide.
Ruel’s “Ready” EP drops worldwide on June 15 via RCA Records.