With gospel-infused choruses and mellow piano taps, Ruel captures the gist of classic blues and adds pop trimmings to it in his new single “Younger.” It is a piece that anyone at any age can relate to it – there is a certain nostalgic comfort to it that evokes old memories. With subtle hints of melancholia, “Younger” gives you heartwarming sonic hut that is hard not to give in:
In regards to his work, Ruel explained, “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.”
Born in London and raised in Australia 15-year-old artist has already been getting comparisons to Frank Ocean and James Blake. Ruel cites his music aficionado father for his influences and lists artists such as Stevie Wonder, Dave Brubeck and Amy Winehouse as his influences. The track is from his upcoming debut EP Ready, which will be out on June 15th via RCA.