Rapidly rising pop sensation Ruel is the very definition of a wunderkind. Since breaking into the music scene a few short years ago with a soulful vocal range that belied his age, the Australian prodigy has gone on to rack up streams in the hundreds of millions and develop a rabid fanbase. We had the pleasure of catching up with Ruel following his performance at Tyler, the Creator’s Camp Flog Gnaw in our latest Quick 6 interview. From missing out on Kids See Ghosts to the weirdest gift he’s ever received, this is a thing or six you did not know about Ruel until now.
In addition to swinging by for a Quick 6 interview, Ruel also graced us with the announcement of his highly-anticipated sophomore EP by way of an utterly intoxicating new single. “Painkiller,” the lead single from Ruel’s forthcoming titular EP, sees the Australian wunderkind linking up with longtime collaborator and producer M-Phazes for three minutes of pure, soul-laden bliss. Check out our full review of the single here.
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