Ruel today releases an acoustic version + video of his latest track “Younger (Acapella)” featuring Jason McGee and Choir. This clip follows his triumphant NY and LA shows filled with screaming fans – “Ruel Crushes As He Kicks off Headlining Tour”(J-14). This week Ruel wraps his Australian run followed by European dates through the remainder of the month. – Click HERE for tour dates.
Filmed in Silver Lake, CA, “Younger (Acappella)” spotlights Ruel’s effortless but striking vocals and dynamic personality in this beautiful one-take performance.
WATCH “YOUNGER” (ACAPELLA)FEAT. JASON MCGEE & THE CHOIR HERE
The official video for track “Younger” released in August (WATCH HERE) was directed by Grey Ghost. The video is intended as a short film and explores what it means to choose your path early on in life. “The storyline in the ‘Younger’ video isn’t a direct reinterpretation of the lyrics — so instead of it being about you and your mate choosing different paths over time, it’s about choosing your own path,” Ruel told Billboard Magazine.
After picking up and learning to play the guitar at 8 years old, Ruel started to write songs of his own, drawing inspiration from Amy Winehouse, Stevie Wonder, Dave Brubeck, Frank Ocean and James Blake. Drawing from his own experiences as a teenager, 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.”